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Editorial Digital Issue 7

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this digital edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching impact and its related challenges. Featuring: Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan, Shirley Loo, Tan Chia Han, and Eddie Choo.

Editorial: ETHOS Digital Special Edition

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In our ongoing Special Edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on the COVID pandemic's far-reaching impact on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future. In this update, we present views that suggest the growing role that our home region might play in Singapore’s post-COVID economic prospects, as world economies pivot and supply chains shift. Featuring: Kanti Bajpai, Phred Dvorak, Selina Ho, Marina Jose Kaneti, Adam Yao Liu, Samheng Boros, Tan Lin Teck, Kelvin Yii, Mathew Mathews, Shane Pereira, Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley.

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.

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.

COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Foretaste of Public Service in the 21st Century

Conversation  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The challenges we now face are emerging from our complex interrelationships with the biological and physical world. To meet them, societies will need to undertake collective efforts based on a broader common understanding and a shared sense of responsibility.

Editorial: Digital Special Edition (March Update)

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In our ongoing Special Edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on the COVID pandemic's far-reaching impact on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future. This update features contributions from: Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, EDB Chairman Dr Beh Swan Gin, Eleena Tan, Azfer A. Khan, Ang Kheng Kiat, Chua Jun Yan, Kevin Tan and Esther Cheah.

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.

The Future of Learning and Development in the Singapore Public Service

Article  -  Iva Aminuddin, Wan Chng, Vera Lim

By deepening their ability to identify relevant trends and anticipate emerging needs, learning and development practitioners can help shape the future of their organisations.

Supporting Jobs and Livelihoods during the Pandemic

Article  -  Terence Ho

LKYSPP’s Terence Ho surveys the Singapore Government’s multi-pronged approach to supporting businesses, incomes and households—for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

Southeast Asia and Singapore: Prospects in a Post-COVID World

Conversation  -  Beh Swan Gin

In a conversation with ETHOS, the Chairman of Singapore’s Economic Development Board shares his view on how Singapore could expand and diversify our economy by growing with the region.