Our reflections on Think City's Public Housing Liveability Conference.
2022 should be about consensus building, seeking new frameworks and deploying our policy tools differently that will set us up long term to deal with the lessons learned from the pandemic, and the challenges our society faces going forward.
REFSA researcher Jaideep Singh unpacks the agreement to show that RCEP is a small step forward that mostly consolidates regional rules rather than a giant leap for trade and growth. Read the full report to find out more.
Rather than a game changer, it would be more useful to think of RCEP as the first step in the path towards more transparent and integrated trade in Asia-Pacific.
The South China Sea is one of Malaysia’s most strategic but vulnerable maritime domains, with long-standing territorial disputes and rising tensions. In an ISIS webinar, REFSA Research Director Ivy Kwek address the socio-economic challenges and impact facing SCS today.
PEMERKASA Plus stimulus package is like extending a rope that is too short to reach the drowning victim. Here's our infographics to provide a summary, breakdown and review of the proposed initiatives and the overall package.
Based on a survey carried out at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in May 2020, this report highlights the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns on Malaysian youth. It is found that the youth are more vulnerable, with different age groups of youth experiencing different difficulties. Read the full report to find out more.
As Malaysia ponders upon Budget 2021, we should think about “build back better” as the ultimate objective for the nation. Here's the "What, Why and How" explainer of this term.
Budget 2021 will need to incorporate measures to ensure the survival of the economy in the short term, while balancing this with the creation of good jobs and a stronger social safety net, to lay the foundations for a dynamic economy in the future.