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Commissioning Public Value: The Role of Civil Servants

Article  -  Peter Shergold

Civil servants should see themselves as the architects of new, flexible, cross-sectoral arrangements for creating greater public value.

Nudges: Why, How and What Next?

Article  -  Kok Ping Soon

What does the use of behavioural insights mean for public policymaking and service delivery in Singapore? A practitioner shares his views.

Successful Governance: A Conversation

Interview  -  Gus O'Donnell

The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses national wellbeing, meritocracy, the future of service delivery, and the value of public service.

Public Managers as Innovators: In Search of Design Attitude

Article  -  Christian Bason

Can public managers see themselves as active designers of innovation and change processes, involving both citizens and the government?

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.

Using Data to Create Better Government

Opinion  -  Diaan-Yi Lin, Vidhya Ganesan

​Public agencies in Singapore and elsewhere have already begun to use data analytics to transform public policy thinking and delivery.

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.

Editorial Issue 17

Editorial  -  Sharon Tham

Behavioural Insights (BI) have had a positive impact on policy making and the delivery of public services.

Ownership, Opportunity and Outcomes: Interview with Laurence Lien

Interview  -  Laurence Lien

The community sector can become more confident in working with others to solve collective problems — but it will take practice, patience and leadership.

Governance Through Adaptive Urban Platforms: The INSINC Experiment

Article  -  Jeffrey Siow, Balaji Prabhakar, Chng Kai Fong

Cloud and mobile technology meet big data and behavioural economics in LTA’s public transport experiment.