Social Policy 2017-05-04T06:19:41+00:00
Social Policy

Real change comes when individuals get together to pursue a common good. At IDEAS we believe that individuals and companies have the ability to help the poor and underprivileged. Our work in IDEAS Academy, a secondary education centre for underprivileged youth as well as IDEAS Autism Centre, an intervention care centre for children with autism from low income households demonstrate how it is possible for private actors can help play a more direct role in society.

Under the theme of inclusive development our work covers policies in the areas of:


  • Ethnicity and religion
  • Healthcare
  • Standard of Living
  • Youth development
  • Education


Professor Dzul

Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

Senior Fellow

Professor Dzul is the Chair of IDEAS Higher Education programme under the Social Policy unit. A well known academic he is the 14th President of the International Association of Universities (IAU).

Philip Stevens

Philip Stevens

Senior Fellow

Philip Stevens is a Senior Fellow at IDEAS Social Policy Unit. A specialist in intellectual property and healthcare policies, he founded Geneva Network in 2015.

Dr Helmy Haja Mydin

Dr. Helmy Haja Mydin

Senior Fellow

Dr. Helmy is a fellow under IDEAS Social Policy Unit. He is a consultant respiratory physician at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and was appointed as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of Universiti Malaya.