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New Book Charts Global Progress of Child Development Accounts

By lzou on March 13, 2020 in NAI News

Nearly 30 years after the publication of Michael Sherraden’s seminal Assets and the Poor, Child Development Account (CDA) policies and programs are emerging across the globe. “Many countries are exploring new policy innovations that encourage asset building,” said Sherraden. Now, a new book edite...

Special issue highlights Child Development Accounts globally

By lzou on March 29, 2019 in NAI News

Child Development Accounts take center stage in a newly released special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. The sweeping, seven-article issue shows the global context of the emerging asset-building policy. “Many countries are exploring new policy innovations that en...

The new book “People and Climate Change” opens for orders

By lzou on March 12, 2019 in NAI News

The new book “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice” now may be ordered in advance of its April 1 release. Edited by Lisa Reyes Mason and Jonathan Rigg, the 256-page book explores how climate change threatens the well-being, livelihood and survival of people in ...

Tsinghua University professor lectures on social work’s progress in China

By lzou on September 27, 2018 in NAI News

Students, faculty and staff  crowded into Brown Hall on Sept. 17 to hear Professor Sheying Chen deliver the lecture “Building Social Work in China.” Chen is the director of the Center for Social Work Study and a faculty member of the School of Social Sciences at Tsinghua University, in Beijing. H...

Sherraden writes about asset building in Singapore in new book

By lzou on June 1, 2018 in NAI News

Michael Sherraden, the S.R. Nathan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and co-director of the Next Age Institute, has the lead paper in the forthcoming book “Critical Issues in Asset Building in Singapore’s Development.” Singapore has led in asset-based policy s...

Child Development Accounts Expanded in Singapore

By Brittney on October 4, 2016 in NAI News

In its annual budget message, the Singapore government announced on March 24, 2016, that Child Development Accounts, as of that date, are significantly expanded. The expansion is an automatic deposit into the CDAs of all newborns in the amount of S$3,000, which is US$2,220 at current exchange rat...

Top 100 Asian Scientist Chwee Teck LIM of NUS Visited WU

By Brittney on October 4, 2016 in NAI News

Next Age Institute extended a warm welcome to Professor Chwee Teck LIM of National University of Singapore who visited the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) on March 23-24, 2016. During the visit, Professor Lim had opportunities to ex...