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Strategy and Stewardship in a Time of Change: Conversations with Stephanie Foster and Sirpa Kekkonen

Conversation  -  Sirpa Kekkonen, Stephanie Foster

Speaking with ETHOS on two separate occasions, Australia’s Stephanie Foster and Finland’s Sirpa Kekkonen reflect on what their governments are doing to be adaptive for the future.

Being Human in a Crisis: What It Means to Us

Roundtable  -  Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan

Three public officers reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 crisis to date.

Growing a Biophilic City in a Garden

Article  -  Kenneth Er

The greening of Singapore is the outcome of decades of commitment, sound planning, and strong community partnerships.

Lessons from New Zealand's Better Public Services Reforms

Article  -  Ryan Orange

Successful and sustainable public management reform will depend on picking the right time and focus, and engaging an intrinsic passion for service

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Opinion: The Environment as Capital

Opinion  -  Dodo J. Thampapillai

Following the 2006 Stern report, global warming, climate change and the scarcity of basic resources have become dominant themes in policy forums concerning sustainable development.

To Listen, Labour and Lead: Building a Better Singapore Together

Article  -  Lee Hsien Loong

Addressing public sector leaders, Singapore’s Prime Minister calls for greater diversity in the Civil Service, and a change in the Government’s approach to policymaking.

Five Tips for Leadership Transitions

Pro Tip  -  Aaron Maniam

A smooth transition is vital to a leader’s personal effectiveness and an organisation’s performance. Here’s how to make them work.

The First New Synthesis Laboratory for Master Practitioners

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

A groundbreaking lab for practitioners demonstrates the robustness and applicability of the New Synthesis Framework in transforming ideas about public administration and public value for the future.