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Making Ours an Uplifting Society

Opinion  -  Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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

Editorial: Digital Special Edition (March Update)

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. This update features contributions from: Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, EDB Chairman Dr Beh Swan Gin, Eleena Tan, Azfer A. Khan, Ang Kheng Kiat, Chua Jun Yan, Kevin Tan and Esther Cheah.

Economic Development and Social Integration: Singapore’s Evolving Social Compact

Article  -  Soh Tze Min

Is continuous meritocracy the key to balancing economic integration and social cohesion in a period of slowing growth?

Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

Rethinking Responsibility

Opinion  -  Stephanie Siow, Theophilus Kwek

Two young Singaporeans reflect on whether narratives of self-reliance may obscure deeper structural gaps.

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?

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.

Engaging Citizens in the Digital Age

Article  -  Cindy Tan

As public engagement grows online, the Public Service will need a strong social media policy that integrates both online and offline strategies as well as mindset and role shifts in service delivery to truly reap the benefits of social media.

Using Behavioural Insights to Increase Charitable Donations

Article  -  Sharon Tham, Do Hoang Van Khanh

A trial to nudge donors yields promising results over routine fundraising approaches.