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Enterprise Risk Management: Strengthening Singapore's Advantage

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng

ERM could serve as a shared platform for understanding complexity and assessing trade-offs at the whole-of-government level.

Integrated Sevice Delivery:The Australian Department of Human Services

Interview  -  Jeff Popple

Jeff Popple, from Australia’s Department of Human Services, discusses their experience in integrating service operations across different agencies, in order to achieve large-scale synergies.

Thinking About the Future: What the Public Service Can Do

Article  -  Peter Ho

How can the Public Service overcome cognitive and institutional hindrances to anticipating strategic surprises? In the following excerpt from his 2009 Strategic Perspectives Conference keynote address, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho charts the way forward.

How Not to Lose the War on Poverty

Review  -  Jeanne Conceicao

Conventional strategies to fight poverty may be doing more harm than good.

Homes for a Nation — Public Housing in Singapore

Article  -  Yap Chin Beng

To meet the changing needs and aspirations of a more affluent and diverse population, Singapore's public housing will have to evolve in significant new directions in the coming decades.

Opinion: It's Not Over Yet

Opinion  -  Manu Bhaskaran

A quick and painless recovery is unlikely, as delayed effects of the economic crisis have yet to kick in.

Enabling Organisational Transformation: Possibilities and Practice

Article  -  Lena Leong, Aurora De Souza Watters

Two public agencies illustrate transformational strategies that could help organisations rethink and reinvent themselves for the future.

A New Paradigm for the Delivery of Public Services

Article  -  Pang Kin Keong

Public agencies looking to step up service delivery should invest in people-centred reforms and smarter data tools.

Book Review: Public Services at the Crossroads

Review  -  Garvin Chow

With a pool of increasingly educated citizens, a knowledge-savvy workforce and highly competitive market forces, many governments are feeling the pressure to continually improve the quality of their public services.

Creating and Measuring Public Service Value

Article

How can we measure the public sector’s bottomline? Accenture’s Ng Wee Wei advocates an outcome-oriented approach based on the concept of public value.