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Fostering Mutually Constructive Engagement in a Globalised Singapore

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

An increasingly complex and diverse decision-making ecology calls for more productive relations between the state and civil society.

The Challenge of Public Communications

Review  -  Vernie Oliveiro

In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.

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.

Surveying Singapore’s Future

Review  -  Theophilus Kwek

Review of The Birthday Book

Nudging Towards The Good: In Conversation with Gus O'Donnell

Interview  -  Gus O’Donnell

The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses behavioural approaches to public engagement, policymaking and sound values for the civil service.

Governance Amid Technological Disruption: A Vision for an Agile Public Service

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.

Developing a Liveable and Sustainable Singapore

Article  -  Toh Boon Kwan

Singapore’s developmental success is underpinned by principled approaches to the ubiquitous challenges of urban governance.

Bringing Data into the Heart of Digital Government

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao

In a digital era, governments must be more data-driven in decision-making, and work with citizens differently.

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?