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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.

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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