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.
Editorial: Responding to COVID-19
Editorial - Alvin Pang
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world with bewildering speed and scale. In this issue of ETHOS Digital Edition, we document and reflect on various responses to the crisis, presenting views from Maryanna Abdo, Jane Lewis, Robyn Mildon, James Low, Theophilus Kwek and Jocelyne Bourgon.
Being Human in a Crisis: What It Means to Us
Roundtable - Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan
Three public officers reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 crisis to date.
Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 in Singapore and Hong Kong
Article - Alfred M. Wu
Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.
The Role of Public Communications and Engagement in a Pandemic
Article - Heather Humphries
Clear messaging, credible information, timely updates and meaningful collaboration can increase public trust in a government’s ability to manage a crisis, and promote social responsibility and resilience.
Reshaping Behaviour and Systems in a Post-COVID Policy Landscape
Opinion - Robyn Mildon, Maryanna Abdo, Jane Lewis
Researchers from the global Centre for Evidence and Implementation propose policy approaches based on insights from the science of behavioural change and its implementation.
Can We Nudge the Pandemic Away?
Article - Do Hoang Van Khanh, Mervin Loi
While nudges cannot and should not replace mandatory health measures and lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis, they can be used to complement regulations, especially in helping communities cope with the long-drawn measures and negative consequences of the pandemic.
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.
Editorial Issue 22
Editorial - Alvin Pang
This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to 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.