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Learning from Crisis

Article  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

The following remarks—drawing lessons on governance from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis—were abridged from a speech given by the Senior Minister at the Administrative Service Appointment and Promotion Ceremony on 29 March 2021.

Editorial Issue 22

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

This issue of ETHOS takes stock of the COVID-19 pandemic to date—including some of its socioeconomic, governance and geopolitical implications—and reflects on how Singapore and other governments have responded to the crisis of a generation.

Opinion: The Real Challenges of an Ageing Population

Opinion  -  Andrew Kwok

The ageing of populations worldwide has had national governments scrambling to stave off looming economic decline and fiscal disarray.

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.

Evolving the Centre of Government: Three Key Insights

Opinion  -  Vernie Oliveiro

For centres of government to play a meaningful role in coordinating state responses to complex issues, they should be clear and purposeful about their impact on the public sector at large

Supporting Jobs and Livelihoods during the Pandemic

Article  -  Terence Ho

LKYSPP’s Terence Ho surveys the Singapore Government’s multi-pronged approach to supporting businesses, incomes and households—for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

The Twin Pillars of Estate Rejuvenation

Article  -  Tay Kim Poh

To renew public housing estates in Singapore, upgrading and redevelopment are key strategies in revitalising and remaking the older estates.