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Making Public Policy Relevant for Bicultural Families in Singapore

Conversation  -  Kharina Zainal, Paulin Tay Straughan

A conversation with noted sociologist Paulin Tay Straughan offers insights on Singapore’s growing social diversity and its implications for bicultural families and social policy.

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.

Making Ours an Uplifting Society

Opinion  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

One that uplifts everyone through opportunities in life, uplifts the low-paid, and uplifts the spirit.

A New Consensus for Growth in the 21st Century

Article  -  Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley

A new model for development—based on synergy, vigour, and sustainability—may be key to addressing changing needs in an age of globalisation and digital revolution.

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Roundtable: New Challenges, New Horizons

Roundtable  -  Alaa Youssef, Zamani Saul, Serey Chea

In this edition of the Ethos Roundtable, participants of the 11th Leaders in Governance Programme reflect on the challenges of an increasingly diverse citizenry and how a younger generation of public officers must avoid complacency while sustaining trust in government.

Managing Complexity with Courage, Conflict and Engagement

Opinion  -  Douglas O'Laughlin

ILOD Principal Consultant Douglas O’Loughlin outlines four key leadership competencies to cultivate in a world of greater complexity and uncertainty.

Narratives and the Institutional Imagination

Opinion  -  Catherine Fieschi

Political scientist Catherine Fieschi argues that every country needs a good tale to help it adapt to change while maintaining a sense of collective identity.

Governance in an Age of Uncertainty

Opinion  -  Terence Poon

How should public policymaking and service delivery adapt to an era of greater uncertainty and complexity?

Sharpening Singapore's Edge: Insights from the IBM Experience

Article  -  Teresa Lim

Singapore needs to develop T-shaped workers and a culture that favours innovation, collaboration, diversity and values.