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Sampan Singapore: New Lines, Nets and Capabilities in the COVID Storm

Opinion  -  Eleena Tan

Despite decades of growth, the global pandemic has shown that Singapore remains a small, vulnerable state in a volatile global environment. How do we stay afloat and thrive in an uncertain future?

Editorial: ETHOS Digital Special Edition

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In our ongoing Special Edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on the COVID pandemic's far-reaching impact on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future. In this update, we present views that suggest the growing role that our home region might play in Singapore’s post-COVID economic prospects, as world economies pivot and supply chains shift. Featuring: Kanti Bajpai, Phred Dvorak, Selina Ho, Marina Jose Kaneti, Adam Yao Liu, Samheng Boros, Tan Lin Teck, Kelvin Yii, Mathew Mathews, Shane Pereira, Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley.

The Future of Global Trading Regimes: Three Scenarios

Article  -  Yap Zhi Jia, Lee Chor Pharn

As former export-led trading relationships decline, the interplay between the Chinese and US economies could shape the course of global trade in the coming decade. How should Singapore respond?

Opinion: Staying Ahead of the Game

Opinion  -  Julia Yap, Bernard Nee

Singapore’s growth and transformation from a developing nation in the early 1960s to the successful and thriving economy it is today has been the source of much fascination for many observers.

Extraordinary Times, Fundamental Principles: The 2009 Budget and the Ministry of Finance's Approach to Countercyclical Economic Strategy

Article  -  Jonathan Pflug

Four key principles anchor the bold anti-recessionary measures in Singapore’s 2009 Budget.

Connecting to the World: Singapore as a Hub Port

Article  -  Christl Li

Singapore’s success as a major global maritime hub is the result of bold vision, national determination, and assiduous planning.

Public Service 4.0: What Might It Look Like?

Opinion  -  Peter Shergold

Digitisation and robotic process automation will revolutionise public administration—but the outcome will depend on how we choose to use them.

The Nordic Social Security Model: Squaring the Circle?

Article  -  Koh Tsin Yen

The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.

Waste Management and Economic Growth

Article  -  Lee Yuen Hee

Cities as the engines of economic growth are also the highest producers of waste and pollution. Find out how economic development does not have to mean more waste generated.

Singapore's Whole-of-Government Approach in Crisis Management

Article  -  James Low

Deliberate and concerted effort has been key to building up Singapore's state capacity to resolve crisis, but more should be done to strengthen the community's role in future.