Singapore and Asia

CEI is a proudly Singaporean social enterprise tapping into global partnerships and expertise, and providing a regional hub for work across Asia.

Elderly woman with two young people in Asia

Our Asia office opened in 2017 and our diverse, multidisciplinary team are predominantly locals, all working to make positive social change in the region.  

We have been honoured to support nearly 50 projects with a range of dynamic organisations, including KidSTART Limited, Temasek Foundation, Yayasan Mendaki, National Council of Social Services, St Luke's HospitalAsia Philanthropy Circle, Octava Foundation, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charity, Changi General Hospital,  Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rainbow Centre, and many others. We work in partnership to deliver impact, including with universities, independent research institutions, and established consultancies.

We are committed to partnership with a community of like-minded social science, health and educational researchers and practitioners and to growing the sector’s expertise and capacities through knowledge exchange, training, and regular internships.

Our important collaborations include centres focused on accelerating evidence into practice to improve lives in this country and the wider region:


CEI is a partner in the Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development (CHILD), a new initiative established under the umbrella of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine with a generous endowment from the Lien Foundation. CHILD’s core strategic partners are CEI and A*STAR’s Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences. CHILD combines expertise in translational research, early childhood development, and implementation science to address gaps in systems and services in Singapore to give children the best start to life. CHILD is the first centre of its kind in the region.


CEI is also a founding partner of the Centre for Behavioural and Implementation Science Interventions (BISI) at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), which aims to improve population health by accelerating the implementation of evidence in policy and practice.