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Public Engagement: The Gap between Rhetoric and Practice

Opinion  -  Kenneth Paul Tan

Deeply ingrained habits and structures may have to be shed before a more productive relationship can develop between the state and the public.

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Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

After Our Singapore Conversation: The Futures of Governance

Opinion  -  Lim Seok Hui, Adrian W. J. Kuah

Two analysts from the Public Service Division reflect on Our Singapore Conversation’s radical implications for the nation and its public policy enterprise.

Emerging Stronger as an Antifragile Nation

Opinion  -  Azfer A. Khan, Ang Kheng Kiat

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic are an opportunity for Singapore to forge new bonds, by drawing from our different perspectives and capacities to benefit the common good.

The Role of Public Communications and Engagement in a Pandemic

Article  -  Heather Humphries

Clear messaging, credible information, timely updates and meaningful collaboration can increase public trust in a government’s ability to manage a crisis, and promote social responsibility and resilience.