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National Resilience: Developing a Whole-of-Society Response

Article  -  Charles Ng

A more robust society begins with clarity about shared priorities, risks, constraints and capabilities.

Developing Human Capital: Insights from the Summit

Article  -  Geoff Armstrong

The theme-weaver for the inaugural Human Capital Summit reflects on the event’s broader significance and key insights.

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Five key qualities are demanded of civil servants at a time of crisis, argues Professor Peter Shergold, a distinguished public service veteran and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College.

Review: The New Synthesis of Public Administration Fieldbook

Review  -  Max Everest-Phillips

If there was ever a book not to judge by its title or its cover, it is this.

From Futures "Thinking" to Futures "Doing"

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"

Embracing Complexity in Healthcare

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.

Roundtable: How Technology is Transforming the Public Sector

Roundtable  -  Mr Declan Hughes, Ms Anna Roy, Dato Paduka Ahmaddin Haji Abdul Rahman

In this edition of the Ethos Roundtable, participants of the 10th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss the challenges and opportunities of technology and the value of engagement in the digital age.

Governance in an Age of Uncertainty

Opinion  -  Terence Poon

How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.