Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore

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Women gathering under the shade of a Baobab tree in Malawi. (Photo: Lindsay Mgbor/DFID)

We consolidate the best thinking on public service policies, strategies and institutional innovation from around the globe and share it with senior policy makers worldwide.

We do this because strong public services are often societies’ most powerful development resource. A strong public service can build institutions that play a huge role in enabling people to fulfil their potential within an environment where their ideas, actions and society as a whole can flourish. more >

What we do

  • Evidence hub

    With our partners, we explore trends and innovation in public service and bring to light new knowledge relevant to countries at the development frontline. more

  • Convening hub

    The Centre is also a convening hub where officials, leaders, policy-makers and experts can exchange their ideas, knowledge and experience. more

In Focus
Complexity in Small Island Developing States

This paper highlights some of the possible factors involved in applying ideas from complexity theory to reforming public service and tackling related development problems in small countries, and especially SIDS.

Social Innovation for Public Service Excellence

This Discussion Paper was developed to inform a Public Service Innovation consultation on the co-design of public policy and services. The consultation provided an opportunity for both experts and practitioners to discover and debate social innovation trends and applications.

Foresight as a Strategic Long-Term Planning Tool for Developing Countries

The purpose of this paper is to support decision and policymakers in developing countries to maximise the strengths and benefits of national foresight programmes, which will require embracing levels of risk and uncertainty outside the typical bureaucrat’s usual comfort zone.

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