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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.

Successful Ageing: Progressive Governance and Collaborative Communities

Article  -  Teoh Zsin Woon, Kharina Zainal

The Ministry of Health’s Deputy Secretary (Development) shares perspectives on embracing Singapore’s coming demographic shift.

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.

Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.

Fertility Rebound in the OECD: Insights for Singapore

Article  -  Koh Chiu Yee

Evidence suggests that helping parents to combine work and family life is key to raising fertility, but social and workplace norms may mitigate even the best intentioned policies.

Could Crowdfunding Work for Singapore’s Public Sector?

Article  -  Jeff Cheah Weng Kiat, Jason Chen Fang Hao

Civic crowdfunding could offer a powerful new way to support more public projects and encourage community involvement.

Navigating the New Economy: A Future that Works

Opinion  -  Andrea Phua

Success in a changing world will demand more than technical skills: it will call for adaptability, empathy and a deeper sense of meaning.

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.

Editorial Digital Issue 2

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this second issue of Ethos Digital Edition, we continue to bring you a variety of perspectives of interest to the practice of public sector governance and leadership in Singapore.

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.