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How to Build Good Software

Opinion  -  Li Hongyi

Software has characteristics that make it hard to build with traditional management techniques; effective development requires a different, more exploratory and iterative approach.

New Capabilities in Strategic Leadership: Insights from Singapore

Opinion  -  Sheila Ronis

Singapore’s experience holds lessons for the establishment of robust, future-oriented national strategy frameworks elsewhere.

Opinion: The Future of Futures

Opinion  -  Devadas Krishnadas

The next stage in the evolution of futures thinking could come from coordination across multiple domains, with a careful mix of capabilities.

Opinion: China's More Open Society and the Dynamics of Political Change

Opinion  -  Zheng Yongnian, Lye Liang Fook

China's political landscape is evolving in subtle but significant ways, as it develops economically and a more assertive and socially aware population emerges.

Public Trust in Government Institutions

Opinion  -  Stephen Sedgwick

Australia's former Public Service Commissioner offers insights on maintaining the people's trust in the public sector

Opinion: It's Not Over Yet

Opinion  -  Manu Bhaskaran

A quick and painless recovery is unlikely, as delayed effects of the economic crisis have yet to kick in.

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

Opinion  -  Melinda Elias, Donald Low

Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.

Positive Ageing: How Can We Make It Happen?

Opinion  -  Kalyani K. Mehta

Surveying current cross-sector efforts, a veteran gerontologist suggests ways to make Singapore an even more age-friendly city.

Using Data to Create Better Government

Opinion  -  Diaan-Yi Lin, Vidhya Ganesan

​Public agencies in Singapore and elsewhere have already begun to use data analytics to transform public policy thinking and delivery.

Public Institutions and the Productivity Imperative

Opinion  -  Gary Banks

An independent public institution could better identify, analyse and communicate the reforms necessary to improve national productivity