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Singapore's Whole-of-Government Approach in Crisis Management

Article  -  James Low

Deliberate and concerted effort has been key to building up Singapore's state capacity to resolve crisis, but more should be done to strengthen the community's role in future.

COVID-19 Crisis Management: An Early Look

Article  -  James Low

CSC Researcher James Low traces Singapore’s response to the pandemic to date, highlighting the coordinated response and whole-of-Singapore efforts to help those most affected by the crisis.

Taking Stock of an Unprecedented Pandemic

Article  -  Ong Toon Hui, Danny Quah

COVID-19 has tested societies like never before: but good governance, agile policymaking, social cohesion and broad collaboration remain vital in facing the crisis of a generation.

Learning from Crisis

Article  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

The following remarks—drawing lessons on governance from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis—were abridged from a speech given by the Senior Minister at the Administrative Service Appointment and Promotion Ceremony on 29 March 2021.

The Asian Financial Crisis in Hindsight

Article  -  Donald Low

The Asian Financial Crisis might well be the first major crisis of globalisation. Donald Low examines its causes and implications ten years on.

National Resilience: Developing a Whole-of-Society Response

Article  -  Charles Ng

A more robust society begins with clarity about shared priorities, risks, constraints and capabilities.

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Five key qualities are demanded of civil servants at a time of crisis, argues Professor Peter Shergold, a distinguished public service veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College.

Thinking through Complexity, Managing for Uncertainty

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Our thinking is less rational than we'd like to believe, but can we learn to outsmart our own cognitive biases?

Rethinking Recovery: Possible Discontinuities and Domestic Implications

Article  -  Valerie Yuen, Godwin Tang

Analysts from the Strategic Policy Office consider how the global economy might evolve in the next decade.

Enterprise Risk Management: Strengthening Singapore's Advantage

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng

ERM could serve as a shared platform for understanding complexity and assessing trade-offs at the whole-of-government level.