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The Danish Negotiated Economy

Article  -  Ove K. Pedersen

Denmark thrives on a strategy of institutional competitiveness: policies, incentives and norms that create a whole-of-society comparative advantage.

Inclusive and Iterative Governance

Roundtable  -  Abdul Mutalib Pehin Dato Yusof, Bui Teh Giang

Two distinguished participants from Singapore’s 6th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss income inequality, talent and governance which balances the needs of the public with the challenges of the future.

Ageing Population: What to Expect and What to Do

Article  -  Norbert Walter

What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

New Capabilities in Strategic Leadership: Insights from Singapore

Opinion  -  Sheila Ronis

Singapore’s experience holds lessons for the establishment of robust, future-oriented national strategy frameworks elsewhere.

Interview with Martin Wolf: The Globalisation Game

Interview  -  Donald Low

The award-winning financial journalist and author of Why Globalization Works discusses the role of government in a globalised world, and the impact of China's rapid growth.

Managing Transitions

Article  -  Khoo Ee Wan

How can individuals manage the challenges — and reap the potential benefits — of life changes and workplace transitions?

Fostering Mutually Constructive Engagement in a Globalised Singapore

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

An increasingly complex and diverse decision-making ecology calls for more productive relations between the state and civil society.

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.

The Value of Values in the Singapore Public Service

Article  -  Ghalpanah Thangaraju, Keith Tan

The transformation of the Public Service must also involve thoughtful reinvigoration of the values it stands for.