Unmet Social Needs In Singapore: Singapore’s Social Structures And Policies, And Their Impact On Six Vulnerable Communities

2011 | Unmet Social Needs Download the Report

Despite basic social needs in Singapore being essentially met through direct government interventions and the contributions of non-governmental social service activities, there are today some vulnerable groups that remain or have become more prominent. This research project aims to identify some of these needs and the possible approaches to addressing them.


This report will be helpful for both government and non-governmental players to plug the gaps and meet the needs of emerging constituencies. Recommendations include making social policies more transformative than reactive, building institutional capacity to provide information accessible to researchers, service providers and policy planners, as well as prioritising higher-risk social groups within an inclusive approach.