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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.

National Resilience: Developing a Whole-of-Society Response

Article  -  Charles Ng

A more robust society begins with clarity about shared priorities, risks, constraints and capabilities.

COVID-19 and Singapore's Health Diplomacy

Article  -  Gianna Gayle Amul, Tikki Pang

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Singapore’s health diplomacy initiatives have sought to reaffirm its relevance to the regional and international community.

Successful Ageing — A Review of Singapore's Policy Approaches

Article  -  Olivia Goh

In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population has been on the national agenda since the 1980s, with several high-level committees formed to study ageing trends.

Readying Singapore to be a Digital Society

Article  -  Rachel Chen

The Digital Readiness Programme Office is pursuing comprehensive, relevant and inclusive measures to help Singaporeans make the most of a brighter digital future.

The Hidden Costs of Behavioural Interventions

Opinion  -  Ong Qiyan, Walter Theseira

Too many small nudges could lead to big problems, argue two social scientists in Singapore.

Thinking About the Future: What the Public Service Can Do

Article  -  Peter Ho

How can the Public Service overcome cognitive and institutional hindrances to anticipating strategic surprises? In the following excerpt from his 2009 Strategic Perspectives Conference keynote address, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho charts the way forward.

Strategic Orientations in Singapore Healthcare

Article  -  Clive Tan, Jeremy Lim

Medical doctors Jeremy Lim and Clive Tan unpack the principles underlying Singapore’s healthcare policy, and examine how these are reflected in cost and delivery structures.

Using Behavioural Insights to Improve Service Delivery

Article  -  Leonard Chen

More targeted approaches could address rising public expectations of service, and enhance policy outcomes.