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Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Article  -  Tan Yong Soon

Singapore should continue to invest in sustainable development to ensure dynamic growth and a liveable environment for the future, argues the Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Water Resources.

Lessons from New Zealand's Better Public Services Reforms

Article  -  Ryan Orange

Successful and sustainable public management reform will depend on picking the right time and focus, and engaging an intrinsic passion for service

Bringing Data into the Heart of Digital Government

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao

In a digital era, governments must be more data-driven in decision-making, and work with citizens differently.

Book Review: Public Services at the Crossroads

Review  -  Garvin Chow

With a pool of increasingly educated citizens, a knowledge-savvy workforce and highly competitive market forces, many governments are feeling the pressure to continually improve the quality of their public services.

The Challenge of Growth

Interview  -  Paul Romer

Noted economist Paul Romer, proponent of the New Growth Theory, assesses the role of the public sector in sustaining growth in Singapore and the wider Asian region.

Opinion: Staying Ahead of the Game

Opinion  -  Julia Yap, Bernard Nee

Singapore’s growth and transformation from a developing nation in the early 1960s to the successful and thriving economy it is today has been the source of much fascination for many observers.

Digital Government, Smart Nation: Pursuing Singapore's Tech Imperative

Article  -  Ng Chee Khern

Singapore’s ambitious Smart Nation initiative is about harnessing technology to stay ahead as a global city and to improve lives and livelihoods for all.

Evolving the Centre of Government: Three Key Insights

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

For centres of government to play a meaningful role in coordinating state responses to complex issues, they should be clear and purposeful about their impact on the public sector at large

Interview with Asit K. Biswas: Singapore as a Global Water Knowledge Hub

Interview  -  Shelia Ng

One of the world's leading authorities on water, Professor Asit K. Biswas is also the President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico. Speaking to Ethos, he argues that Singapore has the know-how and track record to position itself as the water hub of the world.