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Established in 1959, the Ministry of National Development (MND) is the key government ministry responsible for national land use planning and development.

We guide Singapore’s land use planning, urban redevelopment and building conservation, deliver affordable and quality public housing, develop an efficient construction industry to ensure a safe, quality and sustainable built environment, provide and manage parks, open spaces and the conservation of nature areas, maintain a high standard of primary food safety and animal and plant health, as well as protect consumer interest by raising the professionalism in the real estate agent industry.

The MND’s vision for Singapore is “An Endearing Home and a Distinctive Global City”. In MND, we aim to achieve this by developing world-class infrastructure, creating a vibrant and sustainable living environment and building rooted and cohesive communities. 

Together with our statutory boards, namely, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), the Housing & Development Board (HDB), the National Parks Board (NParks), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry continues to provide the best home for Singaporeans and all those who come to Singapore.

 

Senior Research Economist/Research Economist

Responsibilities

You will undertake research and analysis on issues that are relevant to the Ministry to enable evidence-based policy formulation. Some of these issues include:

  • Assessing public housing affordability, and understanding the public housing needs of Singaporeans;
  • Developing surveillance capabilities to better understand key drivers that affect property market prices in Singapore;
  • Deepening our knowledge of housing and related social issues faced by different population segments and the efficacy of related policies; and
  • Understanding the social cohesiveness of our community and residents’ sentiments toward the living environment.

The research will be carried out using econometric techniques. As a result, applicants must be proficient in employing these techniques to conduct policy evaluation, policy modelling, as well as forecasting.

Applicants must possess a strong interest in housing related research, as well as be able to think creatively on how data can be used to inform policy outcomes.

Requirements

Given the assigned tasks and responsibilities, we are looking for applicants with the following traits:

  • Qualifications and/or relevant experience in Economics;
  • Possess a high level of competency in econometric techniques required for carrying out complex data analysis. This includes time series analysis, hedonic regression, logit regression, policy evaluation methods, etc;
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills to express complex ideas simply and logically; and
  • Be able to work effectively both individually and in multi-disciplinary teams.

  

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MND EDGE Scholarships

If you share our passion to shape the city of tomorrow, we invite you to apply for our MND EDGE Scholarships to pursue a diverse range of undergraduate
programmes such as:-

MND EDGE Scholarship (Sustainable Development): Engineering, Urban Studies, Urban Planning & Design, Environmental Science, Real Estate, Sociology, Economics, Geography and any other related disciplines

AVA Undergraduate Scholarship: Economics/Business, Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture, Science, Food Science, Horticultural Science, Veterinary Science and any other related disciplines

BCA Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: Architecture, Architecture & Sustainable Design, Civil / Structural / Electrical / Coastal / Mechanical / Environmental Engineering, Engineering Systems & Design, Project & Facilities Management

HDB Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: A range of disciplines including Architecture, Urban Design, Town Planning, Geography, Civil / Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Building, Real Estate and Communications & New Media

NParks Undergraduate Scholarship: Horticulture, Forestry, Botany, Environmental Science / Management

GB Undergraduate Scholarship: The following list shows the courses of study that our scholars are encouraged to study in, but not limited to: Plant Sciences, Applied Sciences, Horticultural Science, Botany, Forestry, Biotechnology, Landscape Architecture.

URA Undergraduate and Mid-Term Scholarships: Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Transport Planning, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering/Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Real Estate, Sociology, Geography/GIS.

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Internships

The MND Internship Programme offers students who are interested in a career in MND and in the Civil Service, an enriching opportunity to discover your potential.

In the ten-to-twelve week internship at MNDHQ, you will be attached to one of MND's core functions, depending on your interest. Whichever path you choose, expect to realise your leadership potential in a dynamic environment where you will grow personally and professionally. More importantly, through the varied and challenging assignments, you will have a better understanding of MND's operations as well as gain greater insights into public policy-making.

If you are keen on an internship with MND, we welcome you to submit your application for an internship with MND to mnd_hq@mnd.gov.sg and indicate the duration and period of your availability.