CAG Conducts Training on Building Effective Institutions and Systems for Senior Vietnamese Leaders

December 5, 2022
Participants of the Modern and Effective National Governance Programme for Emerging Leaders in Singapore
SINGAPORE, 5 December 2022 — The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG), in collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) of Vietnam, has successfully delivered the third segment of the Modern and Effective National Governance Programme for Emerging Leaders (MENGPEL).  This segment, which took place in Singapore from 28 November to 2 December 2022, focused on building effective government institutions and systems. These are the foundations for an effective public service, and supports the building of strong nations. Specific themes included corruption control and development of public sector human resource management systems. 

Soh Kee Hean, former Director of Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, discussing with participants about Singapore's experiences in corruption control
Kenneth Sim, Dean of CAG sharing about the role of government leaders in stewarding the national story, the building blocks for national story and how story affects policy making
As part of the programme, the participants attended learning journeys to different parts of Singapore to observe policy implementation and public service delivery on the ground. These included visits to Temasek Polytechnic, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Singapore’s residential heartlands. Through these learning journeys, participants were able to better understand the role that public institutions played in Singapore’s economic and social development journey.
Participants visiting the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to understand land use planning in Singapore
Participants visiting the Smart E-Commerce Centre in Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
The participants were also asked to reflect on Singapore’s developmental experience and discuss application to the Vietnamese context. To facilitate this, participants also engaged in dialogues with former senior public sector leaders from Singapore and Vietnam. 
Vu Minh Khuong, Advisory Council Member of CIG, and Former Deputy Chief of the Haiphong City Government Office (Vietnam), sharing perspectives with the programme participants
Participants having a dialogue on Public Sector Leadership and Decision-Making with Mr Lam Chuan Leong, Former Permanent Secretary in the Government of Singapore
More information about the intent and design of the programme can be found here.
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The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

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About the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG)

The Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG) is the training arm of CIG. CAG complements and supports CIG’s work by designing and delivering training programmes that are practitioner-oriented, to equip government leaders with capabilities required to meet the realities and demands of public service work. CAG works with its panel of adjunct trainers and subject matter experts in the design and delivery of these programmes.

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