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Successful Governance: A Conversation

Interview  -  Gus O'Donnell

The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses national wellbeing, meritocracy, the future of service delivery, and the value of public service.

Public Engagement That Works

Interview  -  Geoff Wilson

A veteran strategist shares advice on how to make the most of public engagement as an instrument for governance and decision-making.

Auctions, Market Experiments and Public Policy

Interview  -  Bart Wilson, Stephen Rassenti, Vernon L. Smith

A discussion with Professors Vernon L. Smith, Stephen Rassenti and Bart Wilson

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.

Indonesia in the Financial Crisis: Advent and Aftermath

Interview  -  Premarani Somasundram

Interview with Adam Schwarz

Economic Thinking and Practice in Singapore

Interview  -  Ravi Menon

The application of economic principles to public policy has shifted significantly over the past decade, in response to new insights and changing circumstances, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore explains.

Planning and Innovation for City Success

Interview  -  Alan Altshuler

In this interview, Professor Alan Altshuler of Harvard University discusses the attributes of a successful city and compares the city success of Singapore with US cities.

Integrated Sevice Delivery:The Australian Department of Human Services

Interview  -  Jeff Popple

Jeff Popple, from Australia’s Department of Human Services, discusses their experience in integrating service operations across different agencies, in order to achieve large-scale synergies.

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.