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Adoption And Privacy Concerns Of E-Citizen Services

Proposals by government agencies to “share the data of citizens among themselves to anticipate their needs and make life simpler for a smart nation” (ST, Apr. 28) should increase the convenience of and accessibility to services. In fact more ambitious applications to socio-economic policies, to strengthen the sharing of information between the Social Service offices and voluntary welfare organisations – for instance – could improve the way assistance is provided. Social workers can flag concerns during visits to the households, and in the long run the aggregated data can be used to evaluate schemes or to craft recommendations across constituencies or demographics. Continue reading

Throwback: e27: Venture Into The Upper Echelons

As part of a school programme I spent six months in 2015 at e27, a media and events startup housed in Block 71. It was a great stint, filled with tough moments but many learning opportunities too. Continue reading

“Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”: An Indonesian Agenda For The Future

Across six privileged days in Jakarta and Bandung, to find out more about Indonesia’s policy challenges, we met with former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (“Governor Ahok”), and Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil – among many others from the ministries, the central bank, as well as local think-tanks. Continue reading