Roundtable - Abdul Mutalib Pehin Dato Yusof, Bui Teh Giang
Two distinguished participants from Singapore’s 6th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss income inequality, talent and governance which balances the needs of the public with the challenges of the future.
Roundtable - Solomon Molebatsi Sekwakwa, Sabir Said Al-Harbi, Sa Bali Abas
The Ethos Roundtable brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss key issues of interest to the public service. In this session, three eminent participants in Singapore’s second Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the impact of the economic crisis on their home countries, and their strategies for recovery.
Opinion - Aaron Maniam
Public service training and development should evolve in tandem with the dynamic, relational modes of governance that are emerging.
Roundtable - S. Francis Moloi, Noharuddin Nordin, Vani Tripathi
Three eminent participants from Singapore’s 5th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss the evolving role of the public sector, and the need for governments to engage with changing norms in society.
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.
Opinion - Terence Poon
How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?
Conversation - Dani Rodrik
Smart globalisers should retain room for manoeuvre in a globalised economy, argues Harvard’s Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy.
Article - Peter Ho
At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.
Article - Peter Ong
Policymaking should involve public perspectives and citizen efforts while staying focused on the long term, argues Singapore's Head of Civil Service.
Article - Yuichi Kikuzawa, Elly Chiu
How might we continue to build sustainability and liveability for our people, in the face of local and global shifts, resource pressures, changing societal values and other discontinuities?