Saxena, N. C.

Virtuous cycles : the Singapore public service and national development / N.C. Saxena. - [S.l.] : United Nations Development Programme, 2011. - xvi, 200 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-177) and index.

ch. 1 The formative years -- 1.1 Brief history -- 1.2 Singapore as developmental state: early challenges -- ch. 2 Key national policies -- 2.1 Economic strategies and interventions -- 2.2 Central provident fund -- 2.3 Housing and development board (HDB) -- 2.4 Education policies and manpower planning -- 2.5 Singapore's healthcare system -- 2.6 Conclusion -- ch. 3 Building institutions for clean and effective governance -- 3.1 Aligning the bureaucracy with developmental goals -- 3.2 Elimination of corruption from public life: addressing the corrosion of the moral authority to lead -- 3.3 structure and organisation of the public service -- Photographs -- ch. 4 From survival to success: public sector capacity development and reform -- 4.1 Drivers of change and general reforms -- 4.2 Financial and budgetary reforms -- 4.3 PS21 and future-oriented reform -- 4.4 Towards a more responsive public service -- 4.5 Use of information technology in modernising administration -- 4.6 Capacity development, training and learning -- ch. 5 Challenges facing the Singapore public service -- 5.1 Employing, training and retaining public service leaders and officers with the right skill sets and aptitude -- 5.2 Engaging and catering to the changing needs and rising aspirations of the population -- 5.3 Meritocracy, income inequality, and the role of the state -- 5.4 Dealing with increasingly uncertain, complex and cross-cutting policy issues -- ch. 6 Lessons for other countries -- 6.1 Singapore's success: creating conditions for public service excellence -- 6.2 Culture, institutions and systems that work -- 6.3 High impact public service reforms -- 6.4 Singapore may be distinct, but its success can be replicated -- Coming full circle: the Singapore cooperation programme -- The Singapore cooperation programme (SCP) -- Bilateral programmes -- Third country training programmes (TCTP) -- Scholarships -- Conclusion.

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Public administration -- Singapore.
Civil service -- Singapore.

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