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Rethinking Public Service Delivery for the 21st Century

Opinion  -  Janine O'Flynn

It is time to rethink public service delivery: just who are the providers of public services? When should governments externalise?

Ethics in Public Administration: Are We Teaching What Can’t be Taught?

Opinion  -  Celia Lee

CSC researcher Celia Lee makes a case for the systematic cultivation of ethical thinking and moral development in public administration.

Public Communication and Engagement in China: Lessons for Singapore

Opinion  -  Lim Chee Kia, Tan Li San

The Chinese government is exploring new media strategies to engage a public more willing and able to express themselves online.

Opinion: The Real Challenges of an Ageing Population

Opinion  -  Andrew Kwok

The ageing of populations worldwide has had national governments scrambling to stave off looming economic decline and fiscal disarray.

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.

When the Government Goes Online

Opinion  -  Bertha Henson

A veteran journalist and editor believes the government should rethink its strategy for communication and engaging online.

What Digital Success Looks Like: Measuring & Evaluating Government Digitalisation

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Seven indicators could offer a more comprehensive and useful overview of how well the public sector is doing in going digital.

Opinion: Social Policy in Singapore: A Crucible of Individual Responsibility

Opinion  -  Ron Haskins

The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.

Supporting Job Growth and Worker Prosperity in a New Era of Automation

Opinion  -  Richard Dobbs, Eoin Daly

With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.

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