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Nudges: Why, How and What Next?

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

What does the use of behavioural insights mean for public policymaking and service delivery in Singapore? A practitioner shares his views.

Editorial Issue 17

Editorial  -  Sharon Tham

Behavioural Insights (BI) have had a positive impact on policy making and the delivery of public services.

Policymaking for Real People

Review  -  Tan Yeling

An understanding of how human biases affect economic decision-making can significantly improve the design of public policy. A new book authored by Singapore’s policymakers explains.

Economic Thinking and Practice in Singapore

Interview  -  Ravi Menon

The application of economic principles to public policy has shifted significantly over the past decade, in response to new insights and changing circumstances, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore explains.

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.

Striking the Right Balance

Roundtable  -  Mohammed Mosly, Filimone Woqabaca, Hamzah Sulaiman

Participants from the 7th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss the prospects for maintaining an agile and prosperous society that is also responsive to diverse and increasingly complex needs.

From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam

Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.

MOM's Smarter Service Initiatives

Article  -  Roslyn Ten

Customer demand and limited resources drive front-line and backend process redesign at the Ministry of Manpower.

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.