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Foresight and the Future of Governance

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Good foresight for Singapore not only draws attention to the broad global trends that will affect us, but also gathers insights from the society that we serve, to ensure the human element is preserved in the decision-making process of government and public policy. Our foray into participatory futures through Our Singapore Conversation saw us reaching out to Singaporeans from all walks of life to discuss the kind of future Singaporeans wanted to see and how we could get there. This allowed us to better understand the needs and aspirations of Singaporeans, with regard to issues such as society’s definitions of success and the desire for a greater sense of assurance. This prepares us for the future, in both adaptive and normative ways, and
has led to tangible shifts to policy-making in Singapore.
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Friday, August 1, 2014