Opinion - Terence Poon
How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?
Opinion - Gary Banks
An independent public institution could better identify, analyse and communicate the reforms necessary to improve national productivity
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 - Said Faisal, Stephanie Foster, Nikhil Seth
Three distinguished participants from Singapore’s 8th Leaders in Governance Programme share insights on how the public sector can embrace a more complex and uncertain world.
Review - Vernie Oliveiro
In an episode of the BBC television series The Thick of It, a Minister is tasked with announcing to a classroom of teenagers a new policy encouraging young people to develop mobile phone apps. The problem is twofold: first, the Minister does not know the policy, and second, the Minister is something of a Luddite who cannot tell the difference between “downloading” and “uploading”.
Editorial - Alvin Pang
Of the key constituents of society, the public sector is the most directly accountable, through the various institutions of state and the political process, to the people and the national good.
Article - Peter Ong
Singapore’s Head of Civil Service charts new directions for the public sector as the nation looks forward to its next decades of growth.
Article - Cindy Tan
As public engagement grows online, the Public Service will need a strong social media policy that integrates both online and offline strategies as well as mindset and role shifts in service delivery to truly reap the benefits of social media.
Interview - Paul C. Light
A veteran scholar explores the nature of public trust in government and its impact on public policy and service delivery.