Inclusive and Iterative Governance
Roundtable - Abdul Mutalib Pehin Dato Yusof, Bui Teh Giang
Two distinguished participants from Singapore’s 6th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss income inequality, talent and governance which balances the needs of the public with the challenges of the future.
Roundtable - Solomon Molebatsi Sekwakwa, Sabir Said Al-Harbi, Sa Bali Abas
The Ethos Roundtable brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss key issues of interest to the public service. In this session, three eminent participants in Singapore’s second Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the impact of the economic crisis on their home countries, and their strategies for recovery.
Global Growth, Local Governance
Conversation - Dani Rodrik
Smart globalisers should retain room for manoeuvre in a globalised economy, argues Harvard’s Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy.
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.
Successful Governance: A Conversation
Interview - Gus O'Donnell
The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses national wellbeing, meritocracy, the future of service delivery, and the value of public service.
Context, Connection and Continuity: Governance in the Next Decade
Roundtable - S. Francis Moloi, Noharuddin Nordin, Vani Tripathi
Three eminent participants from Singapore’s 5th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss the evolving role of the public sector, and the need for governments to engage with changing norms in society.
Governance in an Age of Uncertainty
Opinion - Terence Poon
How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?
Public Governance: Challenges in a Changing Landscape
Article - Peter Ong
Policymaking should involve public perspectives and citizen efforts while staying focused on the long term, argues Singapore's Head of Civil Service.
Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems
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.
Rethinking Sustainable Urban Governance
Conversation - Anupam Yog
In conversation with ETHOS, Anupam Yog argues for a reframing of how we define, measure and pursue the way we build our cities to ensure the long term, whole-of-life wellbeing of our people.