Article - Yee Lai Fong
The successful year-long celebrations strengthened the Public Service’s capacity to engage with its partners in new, collaborative ways that bode well for the future.
Article - Lai Szu Hao
The launch of the Pioneer Generation Package demonstrated new ways to understand, inform, engage and serve Singaporeans on the ground.
Opinion - Bertha Henson
A veteran journalist and editor believes the government should rethink its strategy for communication and engaging online.
Article - Heng Ju-Li
Taking on a new advisory role, the Public Transport Council finds keeping an open mind and engaging diverse views makes for more balanced and useful recommendations.
Opinion - Catherine Fieschi
Political scientist Catherine Fieschi argues that every country needs a good tale to help it adapt to change while maintaining a sense of collective identity.
Interview - Geoff Wilson
A veteran strategist shares advice on how to make the most of public engagement as an instrument for governance and decision-making.
Article - Cindy Tan
As public engagement grows online, the Public Service will need a strong social media policy that integrates both online and offline strategies as well as mindset and role shifts in service delivery to truly reap the benefits of social media.
Review - Vernie Oliveiro
In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.
Editorial - Alvin Pang
Of the key constituents of society, the public sector is the most directly accountable, through the various institutions of state and the political process, to the people and the national good.