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The Age of Angst

Opinion  -  Charles Ng

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

Randomised Controlled Trials in Policymaking

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.

Commissioning Public Value: The Role of Civil Servants

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.

Successful Governance: A Conversation

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.

Public Managers as Innovators: In Search of Design Attitude

Article  -  Christian Bason

Can public managers see themselves as active designers of innovation and change processes, involving both citizens and the government?

To Listen, Labour and Lead: Building a Better Singapore Together

Article  -  Lee Hsien Loong

Addressing public sector leaders, Singapore’s Prime Minister calls for greater diversity in the Civil Service, and a change in the Government’s approach to policymaking.

Governance Through Adaptive Urban Platforms: The INSINC Experiment

Article  -  Jeffrey Siow, Balaji Prabhakar, Chng Kai Fong

Cloud and mobile technology meet big data and behavioural economics in LTA’s public transport experiment.

Public Engagement That Works

Interview  -  Geoff Wilson

A veteran strategist shares advice on how to make the most of public engagement as an instrument for governance and decision-making.

Context, Connection and Continuity: Governance in the Next Decade

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.