Research and advocacy of progressive and pragmatic policy ideas.

Public Goods

Goods and services for public well-being


In-depth Explorations

Research Public Goods

Room for Rent, Part 3

Survey of renters’ experiences and preferences

What do renters want? What factors are likely to encourage long-term renting? We conclude our research series with a survey probing renting norms, insecurities that renters face, and their future housing aspirations.

14 September 2022

Research Public Goods

Mencari Ruang Sewa, Bahagian 1

Kajian Aspirasi dan Keperluan Perumahan

Dasar-dasar dan program-program perumahan Malaysia sudah lama condong kepada penggalakan pemilikan rumah, tetapi bagaimana pula dengan mereka yang memilih untuk menyewa, atas sebab kehendak mahupun keperluan terdesak?

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7 July 2022

Research Public Goods

Room For Rent, Part 2

Where We Advocate 3 Pro-Rent Policy Approaches

Renting, the only viable housing option for many Malaysians, is plagued with a lack of transparency and protection. We take a look at global policy approaches that could make renting better for Malaysians.

14 June 2022

Research Public Goods

Room For Rent, Part 1

A Study of Housing Aspirations vs. Necessity

Malaysia’s housing policy and programs have historically been inclined towards encouraging home ownership, but is this still wise? What about policies for those who rent, whether out of choice or necessity?

Baca Versi BM
15 March 2022

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Our Positions

Editorial Public Goods

The Financing Of RapidKL Bus Services Needs A Major Rethink

Lower ridership during CMCO has led to bus route cuts in the Klang Valley. Can the current funding model keep buses running and prioritise the interests of the public? We argue for a fundamental review.

8 January 2021

Editorial Public Goods

Pendekatan Bersepadu Dalam Menangani Masalah Kewangan dan Kesihatan Mental

Masalah kewangan dan kesihatan mental berhubungkait – jadi cara kita menyalurkan bantuan kepada mereka yang terjejas juga perlu bersepadu.

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7 October 2020

Editorial Public Goods

We Need An Integrated Approach to Manage Financial Distress and Mental Health

Financial distress and mental health are related – so why are the ways we structure assistance to those affected still in silos?

Baca Versi BM
24 August 2020

Editorial Public Goods

Safer Spaces: Integrating Mental Well-being Features Into the Urban Built Environment

Rethinking how public housing and public spaces are designed and how urban communities can benefit.

7 July 2020

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Factual Overviews

The Affordable Housing Issue in Malaysia

An overview of the housing affordability gap and its key drivers.

9 September 2021

Pandemic Preparedness: Is a plan enough?

The recent COVID-19 pandemic shook the world and raised questions on our global preparedness against a pandemic.

7 May 2020

Belanjawan 101

Belanjawan 2020 akan dibentangkan pada 11 Oktober ini. Ketahui latarbelakang dan konsep utama belanjawan negara

6 October 2019

Belanjawan 101: Memahami Hasil Kerajaan Malaysia

Kerajaan mengutip hasil dari pelbagai sumber untuk menjana dana bagi tujuan perbelanjaan negara. Ketahui sumber hasil utama negara.

6 October 2019

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