From The Gallery

Overcoming demographic constraints

Low birth rates and smaller cohort sizes have made it an imperative that the Government - and the Singapore economy as a whole - achieves more with fewer hands.

Among ministries, nowhere is this reality more stark than within those concerned with security - the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). While other ministries may rely on outsourcing, the sensitive nature of security work makes that less of an option.


Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2018, with the headline 'Overcoming demographic constraints'. Print Edition | Subscribe