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Promoting Policy Learning and Critical Thinking

One major challenge in ‘solutioning’ is the dearth of thinking. My time in government has taught me that policy makers want clean-cut, ‘elegant’ solutions, never mind that the real world is messy with diverse opinions and actions. The anecdote from former Head of Civil Service, Mr. Lim Siong Guan is refreshing (my emphasis added): “Once […]