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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.

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.

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.

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.

Incentivising New Partnerships for Social Impact

Article  -  Kevin Tan

Tools such as Pay for Success are a timely way to generate innovative cross-sectoral partnerships to deliver greater public value in the New Normal.

Editorial: Digital Special Edition (March Update)

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. This update features contributions from: Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, EDB Chairman Dr Beh Swan Gin, Eleena Tan, Azfer A. Khan, Ang Kheng Kiat, Chua Jun Yan, Kevin Tan and Esther Cheah.

Sampan Singapore: New Lines, Nets and Capabilities in the COVID Storm

Opinion  -  Eleena Tan

Despite decades of growth, the global pandemic has shown that Singapore remains a small, vulnerable state in a volatile global environment. How do we stay afloat and thrive in an uncertain future?

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.

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.

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.