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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.

Learning from Crisis

Article  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

The following remarks—drawing lessons on governance from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis—were abridged from a speech given by the Senior Minister at the Administrative Service Appointment and Promotion Ceremony on 29 March 2021.

Civil Service College: Preparing the Public Service for the Future

Opinion  -  Lim Siong Guan, Peter Ho, Peter Ong, Leo Yip

Four top public service leaders, including the current Head, Civil Service, reflect on the role of the Civil Service College in nurturing a robust, cogent and future-ready public sector in Singapore.

Transformation in the Singapore Public Service: Emerging Stronger from the Pandemic

Article  -  Ang Hak Seng, Sueann Soon

Drawing lessons from its past experiences with disruptive and transformative change, the public sector has helped steady and bring together Singaporeans in a turbulent post-COVID world.