Forward Singapore
Forward Singapore Intergenerational Conversations session

Since we launched the Forward Singapore exercise in June 2022, over 14,000 Singaporeans from all walks of life have participated in about 140 engagement sessions across a wide range of topics. Beyond these sessions, many more of you have shared your views and ideas through surveys and other feedback tools. Thank you to everyone who has come forward to participate so far!


Across the conversations, Singaporeans acknowledged that we are living in a time of change and must relook our current way of doing things. We are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic into a more uncertain world, with big-power tensions sending ripples globally. At home, our aspirations are evolving, and we face continued pressures like a rapidly ageing population and slowing social mobility. All this places more stresses on our society and our people.


Through the Forward Singapore exercise, Singaporeans are exploring the values, priorities, and policies needed to strengthen our social compact for the next bound of our nation’s journey. 


From the engagements to date, some common values that our people hold dear have emerged: promoting fairness, deepening inclusiveness, and creating a culture of giving back. Singaporeans also offered varied suggestions, ranging from how we might broaden pathways to success and ensure greater opportunities for all, to strengthening assurance for workers and families.


You can read more detailed findings from the engagements across the six Forward Singapore pillars here.


In the next phase of Forward Singapore, there will be more engagements to discuss specific issues, and opportunities for the public to co-create policy solutions. The outcomes of these engagements and partnerships will guide the Government’s policy deliberations and the eventual recommendations of Forward Singapore.


The exercise will conclude in the second half of 2023 with the Forward Singapore report. This report will articulate our collective vision for Singapore and offer recommendations for how society can come together to realise it.


Together, we can build a better and brighter Singapore.


Participation Opportunities

Empower Questionnaire

Have your voice heard as we empower every worker with opportunities and assurance throughout life.

Green Nation Pledge

Pledge to take action for a green, liveable and climate-resilient Singapore!

MSF SG Cares Community Network

Register for a session to share your views on how we can support social mobility.

The exercise will be organised along six pillars, each headed by 4G leaders:

Each pillar will engage Singaporeans to understand their concerns, review policies, and establish new partnerships to implement changes.

The Forward Singapore exercise will last a year, and conclude with a report in mid-2023.

Progress Update

Shaping Singapore’s social compact!


Forward Singapore will be a major undertaking of the 4G team… We will engage in good faith; consider all ideas; and work alongside Singaporeans to achieve our shared aspirations.”

Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong
Lawrence Wong Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance

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