Poverty researchers say Singapore must do more to address the plight of its poor in the face of a widening wealth gap. The government is stepping up social spending to help low-income citizens squeezed by stagnant wages and rising costs. But policy makers should go further, the researchers say, and better define what it means to be poor in one of Asia’s leading financial centres. Singapore as yet does not have an official poverty line and is the second-most unequal economy in the developed world.