Evidence, vision for Children’s Account policy at a National University of Singapore event

(Clockwise from top right) Jin Huang of St. Louis University, Next Age Institute (NAI) Director Michael Sherraden and NAI Co-Director Li Zou discuss Child Development Account (CDA) policy, the long-running SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment and a vision for global CDAs with moderator Irene Ng of National University of Singapore (top left) in the virtual […]

The International Conference on Social Work and Social Research: Financial Capability and Asset Building for All

This international convening will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss current issues in social work and social policy. By facilitating the exchange of knowledge and insights, the conference seeks to elevate the well-being of vulnerable populations. The International Conference on Social Work and Social Research will take place at Azerbaijan University in […]

Plenary Session on Social Innovation at McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium

Plenary Session Social Innovation Location 12:15 – 1:30pm Lunch Holmes Lounge 1:30 – 4:00pm MODERATORShanti Parikh, Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTATIONS (1:35 – 3:15) Say No to Stigma: Pilot testing the impact of visuals designed to reduce mental health stigma among primary school students in UgandaOzge Sensoy Behar, Penina Acayo Laker and Proscovia […]

Child Development Account Research and Policy: Planning, Implementation, and Impacts of a Large Social Experiment

October 3, 2023 8:15–9:30 PM (CT, GMT-5) Location: Virtual Registration free but required. Register The SEED for Oklahoma Kids (SEED OK) policy experiment is applied CDA research with important findings and policy influence. Speakers will share insights from SEED OK research design, implementation, and results; assess policy impacts in the United States and other countries; and conclude […]

Book Launch: Singapore Ageing-Issues and Challenges Ahead

Next Age Institute is proud to present the book launch event on April 11, 2023 and organize this partnership between National University of Singapore and Washington University. Guest of Honour: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Sherraden honored with distinguished career award

The Society for Social Work and Research honored Michael Sherraden with the 2023 Distinguished Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes a career of applied research innovations, major contributions to social work knowledge.

Guy Genin delivers a keynote at IUPESM 2022 in Singapore

The IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2022 will be held from 12-17 June 2022 in Singapore. This is the first time the World Congress that is held in South East Asia. Guy Genin, Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University is one of the keynote speakers.

WashU partnerships in Asia inform new initiative in Africa

Michael Sherraden

A multinational group of partners gathered virtually in July to mark the launch of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa), a new collaboration aimed at enlisting financial-service providers and human-service professionals to improve the financial knowledge of disadvantaged populations, and access to quality financial service.

The McDonnell Academy International Symposium Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Child Savings Programs in Israel and Uganda

Savings play a unique role in shaping the financial security of individuals and families in high- and low-income countries. Sufficient amount of savings can help families maintain adequate levels of consumption, provide a buffer against financial shocks, and enable long-term investments in higher education or homeownership. Ultimately, having enough economic resources can help advance intergenerational economic mobility.

New Book Charts Global Progress of Child Development Accounts

Inclusive Child Development Accounts

Now, a new book edited by Jin Huang, Li Zou and Sherraden—Inclusive Child Development Accounts: Toward Universality and Progressivity—showcases the global context of those advancements. Over seven chapters, the book examines CDA policies and programs in Singapore, Israel, the United States, Taiwan, Uganda, Korea and mainland China.

Singapore’s Financial Capability and Asset Building Project Expands to Nationwide Scale

The 60 social work undergraduates who completed the SG FCAB module at NUS

The Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative was planned as a three-phase process. Now entering its third phase, SG FCAB curriculum training will be rolled out as a Continuing Professional Education Program for practicing social workers on a nationwide scale by the Department of Social Work at NUS.

Guy Genin delivers a keynote at ICBME 2019 at National University of Singapore

As one of the most recognized academic conferences in biomedical engineering, ICBME 2019 will bring together various educators, expert speakers, delegates and solution providers to share knowledge and encourage discussions on the latest developments including emerging challenges faced in the advancement of the Biomedical Engineering sector.