24 Mar '11, 3pm

UNDP launches book on S'pore civil service: SINGAPORE: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says other co...

UNDP launches book on S'pore civil service: SINGAPORE: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says other co...

SINGAPORE: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says other countries can learn from Singapore's example of civil service - in a new book comissioned by the UNDP that addresses the workings behind Singapore's effective civil service. Titled "Virtuous Cycles: The Singapore Public Service and National Development", the book tracks the past 45 years of the Singapore Civil Service, as well as challenges in the future. "There's a misconception here that Singapore can have this kind of public service because it pays very high salaries. I think the book hopefully dispels this myth," said Mr Kamal Malhotra, UNDP resident representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. "A lot of the lessons we're talking about here are in our view, replicable in lots of countries, and I stress again not just in developing countries, but also in developed countries," added Mr Kamal.

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