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Editorial Issue 6

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

COVID-19 and Singapore's Health Diplomacy

Article  -  Gianna Gayle Amul, Tikki Pang

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Singapore’s health diplomacy initiatives have sought to reaffirm its relevance to the regional and international community.

National Resilience: Developing a Whole-of-Society Response

Article  -  Charles Ng

A more robust society begins with clarity about shared priorities, risks, constraints and capabilities.

The Future of Urban Sustainability: Implications for Governance

Article  -  Yuichi Kikuzawa, Elly Chiu

How might we continue to build sustainability and liveability for our people, in the face of local and global shifts, resource pressures, changing societal values and other discontinuities?

COVID-19 and Climate Change: A Foretaste of Public Service in the 21st Century

Conversation  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The challenges we now face are emerging from our complex interrelationships with the biological and physical world. To meet them, societies will need to undertake collective efforts based on a broader common understanding and a shared sense of responsibility.

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.

Editorial Digital Issue 8

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this digital edition of ETHOS, we are reminded that in the age of machine learning, the vital work of government is still carried out not by automatons but by people—who deserve the support and nurturing necessary for them to give their best efforts. Featuring: Amos Law, Soh Zhi Liang, Khoo Ee Wan, Zoey Lew, Sueann Soon, Wu Wei Neng, and Kenneth Sim.

Learning from Crisis

Article  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

The following remarks—drawing lessons on governance from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis—were abridged from a speech given by the Senior Minister at the Administrative Service Appointment and Promotion Ceremony on 29 March 2021.

Good Governance Is Built on Capabilities, Not Ideology

Opinion  -  Wu Wei Neng, Kenneth Sim

Principals at a new non-profit institute draw on data, history and their practitioner experience in Singapore’s public sector, to help governments around the world become more efficient and effective.