Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore
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
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.
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.
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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News and Press Releases
- 01 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at “Building Resilience in SIDS through Foresight” side event at UN Conference on Small Island Developing States
- 03 Jun 2014:Helen Clark: Inaugural Address at the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence in Singapore on “Women’s Equal Participation and Leadership in Decision-Making: A Global Development Priority”
- 05 Mar 2013:Olav Kjørven: First Public Service Dialogue of the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore