Our Philosophy

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) believes that good governments are the foundation of flourishing, prosperous communities and nations. Good governance unlocks a nation’s potential and is a critical prerequisite to achieve sustainable national prosperity.

Governments have a key role to play in national development and success. They need the trust of their people to succeed. Trust is built when governments have sound values, listen to public needs, perform well, and act in the public interest.

We partner with governments at the national, state or city level, to support them in the important work they do.

Our Purpose

To improve the character of national governance in countries we work with, helping them to build a strong nation for the next generation.

Our Vision

To be a trusted partner to government leaders in shaping the culture of national governance and building trust with their citizens.

Our Mission

To enhance government performance and support the establishment of an effective governance architecture through training programmes, knowledge creation, advice and counsel.

Message from the Executive Director

Message from the
Executive Director

At the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG), our core purpose is to promote good governance through supporting leaders, governments, and policy design and implementation. We do this through partnerships with national and local leaders, and organisations working with governments.

Good governance is not only the job of top government leaders. It also requires the efforts of people at all levels in the public service. Through our programs, we empower public service leaders and officers with the skills needed to thrive in their respective spheres of influence.

We are one of the few privately funded non-profit institutions that support governments and public leaders across the world. Our programs place a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of governance and nation building, rather than abstract theory. We engage experts with deep government experience and expertise, and with a track record of practical excellence. We also adopt a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to policy analysis and research, and we always keep the practical, pragmatic realities of policy implementation in mind. As a result, CIG is uniquely positioned to support leaders and governments.

We draw inspiration from Singapore. While every country’s context and needs are different, Singapore shows that effective leadership and sound policies can support the flourishing of its citizens and economy. We strongly believe that if a tiny island-state with no natural resources can succeed, it is entirely possible for larger countries blessed with abundant resources, natural wealth, land and people to reach their full potential.

I invite you to be a part of this journey to build creative and prosperous nations.

Wu Wei Neng
Executive Director
Chandler Institute of Governance