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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.

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.

Strengthening Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic

Article  -  Rianne Karthikayen

Measures to ease financial strain, support families and protect work-life balance can relieve key stressors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

The Global Pandemic, US-China Relations, and Implications for Singapore and ASEAN

Opinion  -  Khong Yuen Foong

Geopolitical rivalries will continue to shape a post-COVID world, confronting smaller states with strategic choices that may be challenging to balance.

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.

Transformation in the Singapore Public Service: Emerging Stronger from the Pandemic

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng, Sueann Soon

Drawing lessons from its past experiences with disruptive and transformative change, the public sector has helped steady and bring together Singaporeans in a turbulent post-COVID world.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Why Partnership Matters in Times of Crisis

Opinion  -  Theophilus Kwek

In light of the current pandemic crisis, a young officer reflects how Singapore has come together in common purpose in past crises, and how it can do so again today.

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.

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.