e-Government Leadership Centre

Develop a new breed of leaders - strategic and forward-thinking with the capabilities, capacity, mindset and desire to help their country deliver citizen-centric services through technology.


Inspiring Leaders to Transition through Digital Government Education

We believe that leaders must align their e-Government initiatives to their national and organisational vision, and inspire all the key stakeholders to embrace change and adapt to the fast evolving technological landscape. Our carefully designed lectures, site visits and workshops provide the frameworks and best practices that equip leaders to challenge the status quo and undertake whole-of-government digital transformation. To date, we have engaged over 5,000 officers from more than 133 countries in transforming public services.

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What We Offer

Why Singapore?

Singapore is ranked No. 1 in the world when it comes to leveraging Infocomm Technologies (ICT) for social and economic impact in 2015, by the World Economic Forum. Learn in our conducive environment and bring back best practices.

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  • Mrs. Lungten Zangmo

    Deputy Chief Information Communication Technology Officer Cabinet Secretariat

    The site visits were real-time showcase which inspired me. Besides theoretical knowledge, I learnt how dedicated staff can overcome all challenges and accomplish the aspirations.

  • Mr. Mohammad Nurul Karim Majumder

    Deputy Secretary
    ICT Division, Bangladesh

    The programme is a combination of theoretical lectures and practical transformation. The lesson I learnt here will be applicable in my workplace to bring about a transformation.

  • Mr. Mohammed Shareef

    National Centre for Information Technology, Maldives

    eGL lecturers with public service background, and veterans who understand the implementation challenges when they teach conceptual frameworks. Putting theory together with industry knowledge – that’s what I like about the whole experience!

Latest Events

Speaking Engagement, 7 Feb 2018

eGL's Centre Director, Ashok Kumar, will deliver a talk on "Smart Government in Asia - Singapore as the Best Practice for Smart Government" at the National Development Council CIO Forum 2018 in Taipei.

Speaking Engagement, 9 Dec 2017

eGL's Centre Director, Ashok Kumar, has delivered a talk on "Innovation in Government" in Digital World 2017 in Dhaka.

Speaking Engagement, 22 Sep 2017

eGL's Centre Director, Mr. Ashok Kumar, has delivered the keynote session at the Digital Government Conference at Taipei on 22 September 2017. He spoke on the topic of Data driven Smart City. About 350 government officers has attended the conference.

Speaking Engagement, 11 Nov 2017

eGL's Centre Director, Ashok Kumar, has delivered a talk on "Digital Economy: Digital Government" in Bangkok for Public Sector Officers and invited private sector leaders in Bangkok, Thailand.


Q&A with Ashok Kumar, Centre Director, Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre

December 2017, As the Centre Director of the Singapore eGovernment Leadership Centre, Ashok Kumar Seetharaman understands that learning is a continuous process. INNOVATE@ISS had a chance to talk with Ashok to learn more about his industry-related experiences and his passion for teaching.

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Digitalising The Taxation in Sri Lanka: The Importance of Change Management

October 2017, The most challenging aspect of digital transformation is not the technology, but how to get the public to be comfortable with using it. The Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at NUS-ISS has been working with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Sri Lanka on implementing and managing change and resistance of the Revenue Administration Management Information System (RAMIS), a one-stop tax management platform launched in July 2014. Read about the Sri Lankan Government’s journey in digitalising taxation.

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Digitising Myanmar: Building ICT Capacity for Growth

May 2016, Asia's next rising star is fast becoming an ICT hotbed. A recent study by KPMG and NUS-ISS reveals the gap in Myanmar's infocomm capacity and the underlying opportunities for ICT professionals and companies in this emerging economy.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Office, Colombo

20 October 2017, eGL's Centre Director, Ashok Kumar, delivered a talk in SLIDA, Colombo at a seminar organised by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Office on 20th October 2017 on "Effective Public Service Delivery".

Digital Government Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

22 September 2017, eGL's Centre Director, Ashok, has delivered the keynote session at the Digital Government Conference at Taipei on 22 September 2017. He spoke on the topic of Data driven Smart City. About 350 government officers attended the conference.

e-Governance and IT System Management, 24 - 28 July 2017

29 July 2017, We have successfully completed Training Programme on “e-Governance and IT System Management” 24-28 July 2017 for the staff of Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka.

MFA Singapore Cooperation Programme, 12 -16 June 2017

17 June 2017, eGL recently concluded a successful MFA Singapore Cooperation Programme on Smart Nation: Strategy to Implementation, where we had 27 participants from 25 countries around the globe., Delegates from Bangladesh attended the Information Security Professional Course in eGL.

The UN Public Services Forum 2017

29 June 2017, Our Centre Director, eGovernment Leadership Centre, NUS-ISS, Ashok Kumar, delivered a talk on Overcoming Challenges through Technology for Public Service, at the UN Public Services Forum 2017 at The Hague., 21 esteemed senior officials of the Bangladeshi government attended a 10-day course on how the Public Service may be transformed by the implementation of e-Government.

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