Think with data when speaking with digital government

Policymakers have taken steps to deepen public engagement by releasing more data than most people can handle. But Singaporeans too need to acquire data skills and constructively engage with policymakers

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Earlier this month, social media was lit with news that Singapore had been ranked the best country in the world for children to grow up. This was based on a recent report by the non-governmental organisation Save the Children, titled End Of Childhood.

The story, reported in mainstream media such as The Straits Times, was widely picked up and shared on multiple social media platforms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2018, with the headline 'Think with data when speaking with digital govt'. Subscribe