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Previous Global Government Summits

To permit candid discussions the Global Government Summit is held under Chatham House rule. Global Government Forum produces a report after each event so that delegates can share some of the discussions with their colleagues and a wider audience. Quotes are gathered in on-the-record interviews held alongside the sessions, and our reports are cleared by delegates after the event.


2019

Took place in Singapore on 7 & 8 February 2019.

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Agenda and report

Welcome Address
The dangers of division: Singapore’s civil service chief opens Global Government Summit
The global economy/developing government capacity
From bitter experience: Lord O’Donnell on the next recession
Unifying strategic planning: collaboration on policies and services
The power of priorities: goal-setting in Finland and New Zealand
Unifying functionality: sharing data and establishing platform services
People power: why digital tech demands very human attributes
Developing the next generation of civil service leaders
Enter the era of enterprise: leadership in the 2020s
Citizen engagement and partnership
Hatching the butterfly: public service transformation

“All of us come from different countries, serving different governments with our own unique contexts and structures – but I’d say that we face broadly the same set of challenges around the world. There is much for us to learn from each other.”

Leo Yip, Head of Civil Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore


2018

Took place in Singapore on 9 & 10 February 2018.

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“The delegates will return to their home countries armed with new ideas, learning and contacts”

Leo Yip, Head of Civil Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore


2017

The Summit was hosted in Singapore, February 2017.

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“Great topics, excellent presentations, insightful discussions. Thank you. A thoroughly worthwhile commitment of my time.”

Peter Hughes, Head of State Services, State Services Commission, New Zealand


2015

The Summit was hosted in Singapore, November 2015.

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“No country or leader has a monopoly on wisdom, or all the answers to the governance challenges facing us. That is why this forum is so valuable and timely. It brings us together in one room to interact, to learn from each other, to have intimate conversations, and to exchange our views openly and candidly.”

Peter Ong, Head of Civil Service, Singapore


2014

The Summit was hosted in Singapore, November 2014.

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“Interesting, and an eye-opener. [There are] similar challenges for all, but we have different political systems and traditions.”

Hans Bäck, Director, Prime Minister’s Office, Sweden