Opinion - Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan
In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.
Interview - Joseph Chamie
As the former United Nations Chief Demographer, Dr Joseph Chamie is one of the world’s leading authorities on population change and movement. Speaking to Ethos, he outlined the implications of global demographic trends for public policy in Singapore and elsewhere.
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.
Article - Andrew Kwok
Is there an impending ageing crisis? Two views predominate in the global discourse.
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?
Interview - Jocelyne Bourgon
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.
Article - Melissa Sapuan
Visionary urban planning transformed a tiny island nation into a bustling business hub. Now Singapore has set its sights on becoming a distinctive global city.
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.
Conversation - Yap Chin Beng
In an interview with ETHOS, Yap Chin Beng, Senior Advisor, HDB, shares his insights on building Singapore's first "Vertical Kampung".