Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pro-Enterprise Index

I stumbled across this interesting Pro-Enterprise Index. This is apparently based on an annual survey by Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) of various government agencies, based upon a number of parameters. These are:
  1. Compliance Cost;
  2. Review of Rules;
  3. Transparency;
  4. Customer Responsiveness; and
  5. Pro-enterprise Orientation.
This year, the top12 out of 26 (why stop at 12, I wonder...?) agencies were:
  1. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  2. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  3. Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)
  4. Singapore Customs (SC)
  5. International Enterprise Singapore (IES)
  6. National Environment Agency (NEA)
  7. Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  8. Public Utilities Board (PUB)
  9. Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA)
  10. Central Provident Fund Board (CPFB)
  11. Housing and Development Board (HDB)
  12. Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
Champions were the MPA. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) scored credibly at #9. Not too bad considering they were unranked in the top 10 of 24 (why stop at 10, I wonder...?) agencies surveyed.

Our kahkeenang (自己人) agency Health Sciences Authority (HSA) was pathetically unranked.
Insider information told me they were pretty much at the bottom of the table.

Don't know whether to laugh or cry...

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