Issues of The Review
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Improving Access to Mental Health Resources for Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore
CONTENT WARNING: MENTIONS OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE In this policy memo, Nicole Quah ('21), Celine Lee ('24), and Luke Seow ('24) observe that a lack of mental health education and employer behaviour regulation has culminated into a mental health crisis among migrant construction workers in Singapore, and propose that the Singapore government (1) provide manpower and financial support to NGOs currently providing mental health resources; (2) require employers to purchase insurance with mental health coverage for their employees and; (3) create a channel to disseminate mental health-related information to migrant workers with their employers and dormitory operators.
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WeCARE: Expanding childcare awareness to facilitate employment for single mothers
In this policy memo, Afiya ('23) and Lim Tian Jiao ('23) discuss how the inability to attain childcare inhibits single mothers from getting gainful employment and is due to the lack of awareness of existing assistance schemes, and propose that the government build a mobile application to bridge this information gap.
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The Next Step in Singapore’s Food Story: Encouraging Demand for Local Produce
In this policy memo, Bryan Teo Jun Kai ('24), Lee Shao Ming ('24), Shaharaj Ahmed ('23), and Thomas Bean ('24) dissect how current government policies are insufficient in dealing with domestic food security in Singapore due to the lack of emphasis on demand-side problems, and propose the implementation of a local produce cashback scheme to subsidise hawkers' purchases of local produces.
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Stimulating demand for local produce through a cashback scheme
By Shaharaj Ahmed ('23) and Thomas Bean ('24) This op-ed is…
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(Equal Justice and Human Rights) The SAP Narrative: Cultural Promotion or Racial Segregation?
As part of the Virtual Policy Deep-Dive 2020, Claire Phua, Bas Jacobs, Manar El Amrani, and Diore Liu of the Equal Justice and Human Rights Policy Centre write about the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) in Singapore and its implications on Singapore’s multiculturalism.
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(Energy, Technology, and the Environment) Singapore’s Development “Stories” – The Exploitation of the Region and its Environment
Can we really call Singapore a success story if we are growing…
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