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From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.

Randomised Controlled Trials in Policymaking

Article  -  Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh

Controlled trials can bring rigour to the process of determining what works — and what does not — in public policy.

Commissioning Public Value: The Role of Civil Servants

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.

Opinion: Preparing Public Officers for New Modes of Governance

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Public service training and development should evolve in tandem with the dynamic, relational modes of governance that are emerging.

Managing Transitions

Article  -  Khoo Ee Wan

How can individuals manage the challenges — and reap the potential benefits — of life changes and workplace transitions?

Nudges: Why, How and What Next?

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

What does the use of behavioural insights mean for public policymaking and service delivery in Singapore? A practitioner shares his views.

Editorial Digital Issue 4

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this issue of ETHOS Digital Edition, public sector veterans from around the world discuss the future of governance in the digital age. Also, our more experienced colleagues share quick tips on how to do better at work in a new feature: PRO TIP.

Editorial Issue 20

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Our elders are not the problem, nor should they be passive recipients of society’s largesse. How can we ensure seniors remain involved, empowered and active?

Intentional Public Engagement: The Next Phase of Government-Citizen Relations

Article  -  Yeoh Chee Yan

Public engagement in Singapore should become more purposeful, meaningful and integrated across traditional institutional and sectoral boundaries.

Redefining Engagement: Lessons for the Public Service from Our Singapore Conversation

Article  -  Yee Lai Fong, Melissa Khoo

Through collective learning-by-doing and investment in strong relationships, Our Singapore Conversation has pioneered new possibilities for public engagement and governance.