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Strategic in Outlook, Nimble in Execution: Strengthening the Centre in Government

Article  -  Ng Chee Khern

To stay strategic in outlook and nimble in execution, the Singapore Armed Forces restructured its chain of command. Should the rest of the public sector follow suit?

Digital Government, Smart Nation: Pursuing Singapore's Tech Imperative

Article  -  Ng Chee Khern

Singapore’s ambitious Smart Nation initiative is about harnessing technology to stay ahead as a global city and to improve lives and livelihoods for all.

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Editorial Issue 2

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Editorial Issue 21

Editorial  -  Vernie Oliveiro, Aaron Maniam

With Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Nation, what does it really mean to be “smart” these days? This issue explores the apparent tensions and trade-offs that both underpin and animate Singapore’s Smart Nation efforts.

Embracing Complexity in Healthcare

Opinion  -  Aaron Maniam, Clive Tan

In a complex environment where centralised planning has limited effectiveness, simple rules may allow the system to evolve organically towards shared goals.

Bringing Data into the Heart of Digital Government

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao

In a digital era, governments must be more data-driven in decision-making, and work with citizens differently.

Governance Amid Technological Disruption: A Vision for an Agile Public Service

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao, Chan Chi Ling

A more agile, iterative and inclusive approach to policymaking and problem solving can help the public sector keep pace with change.