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Can We Nudge the Pandemic Away?

Article  -  Do Hoang Van Khanh, Mervin Loi

While nudges cannot and should not replace mandatory health measures and lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis, they can be used to complement regulations, especially in helping communities cope with the long-drawn measures and negative consequences of the pandemic.

The Role of Public Communications and Engagement in a Pandemic

Article  -  Heather Humphries

Clear messaging, credible information, timely updates and meaningful collaboration can increase public trust in a government’s ability to manage a crisis, and promote social responsibility and resilience.

Strengthening Mental Wellbeing in a Pandemic

Article  -  Rianne Karthikayen

Measures to ease financial strain, support families and protect work-life balance can relieve key stressors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supporting Jobs and Livelihoods during the Pandemic

Article  -  Terence Ho

LKYSPP’s Terence Ho surveys the Singapore Government’s multi-pronged approach to supporting businesses, incomes and households—for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

The Global Pandemic, US-China Relations, and Implications for Singapore and ASEAN

Opinion  -  Khong Yuen Foong

Geopolitical rivalries will continue to shape a post-COVID world, confronting smaller states with strategic choices that may be challenging to balance.

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.

Fiscal Responses to COVID-19 in Singapore and Hong Kong

Article  -  Alfred M. Wu

Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.

Editorial Digital Issue 7

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this digital edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s far-reaching impact and its related challenges. Featuring: Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan, Shirley Loo, Tan Chia Han, and Eddie Choo.

Editorial: ETHOS Digital Special Edition

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In our ongoing Special Edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on the COVID pandemic's far-reaching impact on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future. In this update, we present views that suggest the growing role that our home region might play in Singapore’s post-COVID economic prospects, as world economies pivot and supply chains shift. Featuring: Kanti Bajpai, Phred Dvorak, Selina Ho, Marina Jose Kaneti, Adam Yao Liu, Samheng Boros, Tan Lin Teck, Kelvin Yii, Mathew Mathews, Shane Pereira, Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley.

Being Human in a Crisis: What It Means to Us

Roundtable  -  Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan

Three public officers reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 crisis to date.