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Opinion: Social Policy in Singapore: A Crucible of Individual Responsibility

Opinion  -  Ron Haskins

The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.

Singapore as Innovation Nation

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.

The Age of Angst

Opinion  -  Charles Ng

How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?

Integrity: Fundamentals for Singapore's Governance Success

Article  -  Ng Li Sa, Ong Toon Hui, James Wong

More than just creating honest, clean government, integrity as wholeness and working together as one united Service will ready Singapore for the future.

Transformative Investments: Remaking American Cities for a New Century

Article  -  Julie Wagner, Bruce Katz

“Transformative investments” is a class of urban interventions that is making an impact on markets, people, city landscapes and urban possibilities.

Networked Governance: Why It Is Different and How It Can Work

Article  -  John Lim

John Lim outlines strategies and implications for policymakers seeking to build and leverage the full power of collaborative networks.

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.

Using Data to Create Better Government

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.

The Digital Social Contract and e-Legitimacy

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.

Public Diplomacy: An Emerging New Normal in Foreign Policy

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.