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The Singapore Synthesis: Innovation, Inclusion, Inspiration


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  • About the Editor
  • Ravi Menon is the Institute of Policy Studies' 9th S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book is an edited collection of his four IPS-Nathan Lectures, delivered in July 2021, and includes highlights of his question-and-answer segments with our virtual audience.

    Mr Menon examines how Singapore will come under pressure from four tectonic shifts altering the global landscape. Although still relevant, Singapore's guiding ethos of adaptation, meritocracy, and pragmatism may no longer be sufficient. To secure our future, we will need more innovation, inclusion, and inspiration. What does an innovative economy look like? What does it take to create a more inclusive society? What does it mean to be an inspiring nation? How does it all hold together in a refreshed Singapore Synthesis?

    The IPS-Nathan Lecture series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. It seeks to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest for Singapore

  • Ravi Menon is Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), where he has led reforms of the financial regulatory framework and initiated strategies to promote skills training, green finance and FinTech in the financial sector.

    Mr Menon was previously Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (2007–2011), where he implemented measures to support the economy during the Global Financial Crisis; and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003–2007), where he reviewed how the government should invest and spend its foreign reserves.

    A recipient of the Singapore Government's Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, Mr Menon has served on several boards in the public, private and people sectors.

    An active participant in international central banking and financial regulatory communities, Mr Menon is a member of the G20's Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee, and previously chaired the FSB's Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (2013–2017).

ISBN: 9789811251450
Page Count: 220