Conversation - John Kao
Ethos speaks to innovation thought leader John Kao who argues that innovative capacity can and should be cultivated as a national strategy.
Article - Bindu N. Lohani
As the main economic engines of growth, Asian cities are increasingly challenged to ensure sustainability while reaping the benefits of urbanisation.
Article - Peter Ho
At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.
Opinion - Diaan-Yi Lin, Vidhya Ganesan
Public agencies in Singapore and elsewhere have already begun to use data analytics to transform public policy thinking and delivery.
Opinion - Premarani Somasundram
States must now learn to shape the context in which their policies are perceived by foreign publics in order to achieve national goals.
Opinion - Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan
In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.
Opinion - Max Everest-Phillips
New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.
Article - Daniel Lim Yew Mao, Chan Chi Ling
A more agile, iterative and inclusive approach to policymaking and problem solving can help the public sector keep pace with change.
Article - Toh Boon Kwan
Singapore’s developmental success is underpinned by principled approaches to the ubiquitous challenges of urban governance.