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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.

Government and Markets in a Well-Functioning Economy

Article  -  Wu Wei Neng, Donald Low

The central question for governments is not whether but how to intervene in markets to ensure their proper functioning.

Adaptive Government

Roundtable  -  Puneet Kumar, Do Le Chau, Adeeb Al Afifi

In this session of the ETHOS Roundtable, three eminent participants from Singapore's 4th Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the changing roles and responsibilities of public servants in a dynamic world.

What We Didn't Know About Multigenerational Mobility: In Conversation with Gary Solon

Interview  -  Gary Solon

Better income data has uncovered surprising insights about income mobility and income inequality, says the noted researcher and economics professor.

A City in a Garden

Article  -  Ng Lang

Singapore’s greenery plan has entered a new phase of development where conserving biodiversity and involving the community will further transform the island.

Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

Making Public-Private Partnerships Work: Implications for Singapore and the Region

Article  -  Alan M. Trager, Thia Jang Ping

Can cross-sectoral collaborations be structured to deliver public value more effectively on a large scale?

Book Review: Public Services at the Crossroads

Review  -  Garvin Chow

With a pool of increasingly educated citizens, a knowledge-savvy workforce and highly competitive market forces, many governments are feeling the pressure to continually improve the quality of their public services.

Creating and Measuring Public Service Value

Article

How can we measure the public sector’s bottomline? Accenture’s Ng Wee Wei advocates an outcome-oriented approach based on the concept of public value.