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Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles met with Singapore Government's Head of Civil Service Leo Yip on 1 February 2023 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

The agenda was to discuss and exchange ideas on the public service system in both countries, focusing on topics such as digitalization, continual improvement, and transformation.

“My meeting with Mr. Yip allowed me to get a glimpse of how the Singapore’s Civil Service operates. I am grateful to Mr. Yip for the opportunity. I look forward to Singapore’s assistance in our journey towards digitalization and other possible partnerships,” Nograles said.

Both countries are part of the ASEAN Cooperation on Civil Service Matters or ACCSM, composed of civil service bodies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States, which has served as a platform for mutual learning and information exchange since 1981.

Chairperson Nograles is in Singapore to attend the Global Government Summit happening on 1-2 February 2023. Hosted by the Singapore Government and organized by the Global Government Forum, it is a unique annual event where the world’s most senior public servants explore the challenges faced by civil services around the world.