Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Article - Tan Yong Soon
Singapore should continue to invest in sustainable development to ensure dynamic growth and a liveable environment for the future, argues the Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Water Resources.
Serving Beyond the Predictable
Article - Jocelyne Bourgon
The public sector needs a unifying framework to reconcile the efficiency gains of the past with the participative, explorative and adaptive strategies needed to address tomorrow's complex challenges, argues Jocelyne Bourgon, President of Public Governance International and President Emeritus of the Canada School of Public Service.
China Engages Asia: The Soft Notion of China's "Soft Power"
Article - Shaun Breslin
A leading scholar argues for a more nuanced understanding of China's emerging geopolitical influence.
Thinking through Complexity, Managing for Uncertainty
Article - Lam Chuan Leong
Our thinking is less rational than we'd like to believe, but can we learn to outsmart our own cognitive biases?
Thinking About the Future: What the Public Service Can Do
Article - Peter Ho
How can the Public Service overcome cognitive and institutional hindrances to anticipating strategic surprises? In the following excerpt from his 2009 Strategic Perspectives Conference keynote address, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho charts the way forward.
Enterprise Risk Management: Strengthening Singapore's Advantage
Article - Ang Hak Seng
ERM could serve as a shared platform for understanding complexity and assessing trade-offs at the whole-of-government level.