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SIIA: A year in review


15 Nov SIIA: A year in review

A look at the SIIA’s 2016 & how you can support our efforts


With the U.S. Presidential Elections, BREXIT, the South China Sea ruling, climate change, and inauguration of new leaders in Philippines, Taiwan and Myanmar, 2016 has been an exciting year for international affairs, and the SIIA.

The SIIA is an independent think tank dedicated to the research, analysis and discussion of regional and international issues, and plays a key role in Track II diplomacy, supplementing official dialogue between governments.

Over the course of the year, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has consolidated political capital and his administration has laid out ambitious development-focused reform agenda. As such, the SIIA has produced a special report analysing Indonesia’s economic reform, based on our engagement with government officials and the private sector. In the hopes of sharing this knowledge and engaging our friends, please find the report here.

More of what the SIIA has done:

HAZE TRACKER – Aims to give concerned citizens an easy access to pertinent information about the haze, consolidated maps, as well as research [More haze news here]

ASEAN & ASIA FORUM – One of the leading forums discussing the impacts of geopolitics on business in ASEAN and greater Asia [Read more here]

SDSWR – Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources, a flagship conference on resource sustainability and business [Latest Haze Policy Brief]

FUTURE50 – A 2-year series of public discussions on the future of Singapore, culminating in a report launched in 2015  [Read the F50 Report here]

COMMENTARIES – Read more of some think pieces written by the SIIA on current affairs and latest news shared in the media

PUBLICATIONS – Read the special reports and policy briefs put together by our researchers

SIIA IN THE NEWS – Media mentions of SIIA experts in regional and international news.

2016 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Ranking


Since 2013, the SIIA has ranked highly as one of the top think tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index done by the University of Pennsylvania. The Index aims to increase the profile and performance of think tanks and raise the public awareness of the important role think tanks play in governments and civil societies around the world.

It is our pleasure to announce that the SIIA has been once again nominated for the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (University of Pennsylvania) 2016 Global Go-To Think Tank Index.

We at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs would like to invite you to be part of this process. The SIIA has been nominated for several categories including:

  • Top Think Tank in Southeast Asia & Pacific
  • Top Think Tank Worldwide (Non-U.S.)
  • Top Think Tank Worldwide (U.S. & Non-U.S.)
  • Outstanding Policy-Oriented Public Policy Research Program
  • Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by a Think Tank
  • Top International Development Think Tank
  • Top Foreign Policy & International Affairs Think Tank
  • Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank
  • Top Transparency and Good Governance Think Tank
  • Top Regional Studies Programs (Freestanding)
  • Best Use of the Internet
  • Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program
  • Best Transdisciplinary Research Program at a Think Tank


How to vote:

If you have received an invitation to participate in the index, we would really appreciate it if you would vote for us in the above categories. If your organisation is also nominated, please let us know and we would be happy to vote for you too.

Voting closes on 23 November 2016

We appreciate all the support that you have given us – as a non-profit, the support we get is essential for us to be able to keep growing, and to keep doing the work that we do.

Once again, thank you for taking the time and for your continued support.