List of Research Centre at Faculty Economics and Administration

Social Security Research Centre
Overview

The Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) was established in March 2011 at the Faculty of Economics and Administration (FEA), University of Malaya to initiate and carry out research, teaching and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge in the area of social security, including old age financial protection in order to enhance the understanding of this critical topic to promote economic development and social cohesion in Malaysia.

To support the research in social security in general and old-age financial protection in particular the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) of Malaysia has graciously provided an endowment fund to create the nation’s first endowed Chair in Old Age Financial Protection (OAFPC) at University of Malaya. OAFPC has the over-riding objectives to help formulate policies to promote better social security and improve old age financial protection, and to help formulate policies to promote economic growth in an aging society for consideration by the Government of Malaysia.

Founder
Professor Datuk Dr. Norma Mansor

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Centre for Poverty & Development Studies (CPDS)

Overview

Centre for Poverty and Development Studies is timely and it is envisaged that the Centre would become a critical reference point for academic work, research and consultancy for poverty and rural development serving the academic community, the general public, policy makers and the international community. The Centre will also help develop new approaches and methodologies in the study of poverty as well provide consultancies and technical assistance in improving the understanding of life in the rural areas and amongst poverty groups. The Centre will also help increase accessibility to and dissemination of information pertaining to rural communities and poverty groups through the creation of data bases, publications, seminars and conferences as well as through the internet and the media. The Centre will also contribute towards capacity building in the rural areas especially amongst the poor encouraging the incorporation of local and indigenous knowledge in the development process

Founder

 

Last Update: November 24, 2017