Opinion - Stephen Sedgwick
Australia's former Public Service Commissioner offers insights on maintaining the people's trust in the public sector
Review - Aaron Maniam
Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"
Opinion - Vernie Oliveiro
An increasingly complex and diverse decision-making ecology calls for more productive relations between the state and civil society.
Interview - Gus O’Donnell
The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses behavioural approaches to public engagement, policymaking and sound values for the civil service.
Article - Lee Hsien Loong
Addressing public sector leaders, Singapore’s Prime Minister calls for greater diversity in the Civil Service, and a change in the Government’s approach to policymaking.
Article - Yee Lai Fong, Melissa Khoo
Through collective learning-by-doing and investment in strong relationships, Our Singapore Conversation has pioneered new possibilities for public engagement and governance.
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.
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.
Opinion - Premarani Somasundram
States must now learn to shape the context in which their policies are perceived by foreign publics in order to achieve national goals.