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.
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.
Article - Jeffrey Siow, Balaji Prabhakar, Chng Kai Fong
Cloud and mobile technology meet big data and behavioural economics in LTA’s public transport experiment.
Opinion - Charles Ng
How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?
Article - Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh
Controlled trials can bring rigour to the process of determining what works — and what does not — in public policy.
Review - Leong Ming Wei
Described by the New York Times as “shrewd” and “fascinating”, On China is a tour de force account by a renowned former US Secretary of State of how China’s long history has shaped its global perspective as well as foreign policy.
Interview - Lim Boon Chye, Stephanie Ng
Two senior managers from the Central Provident Fund Board discuss the strategic benefits of the agency’s iCARE customer information system.
Article - Peter Shergold
Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.
Opinion - Janine O'Flynn
It is time to rethink public service delivery: just who are the providers of public services? When should governments externalise?