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Public Trust in Government Institutions

Opinion  -  Stephen Sedgwick

Australia's former Public Service Commissioner offers insights on maintaining the people's trust in the public sector

From Futures "Thinking" to Futures "Doing"

Review  -  Aaron Maniam

Review of Kahane's "Transformative Scenario Planning"

Fostering Mutually Constructive Engagement in a Globalised Singapore

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

An increasingly complex and diverse decision-making ecology calls for more productive relations between the state and civil society.

Nudging Towards The Good: In Conversation with Gus O'Donnell

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.

To Listen, Labour and Lead: Building a Better Singapore Together

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.

The Challenge of Public Communications

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 Issue 15

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.

Engaging Citizens in the Digital Age

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.

Redefining Engagement: Lessons for the Public Service from Our Singapore Conversation

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.

Public Diplomacy: An Emerging New Normal in Foreign Policy

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.