The first Enabling Masterplan charted the direction for disability services and programmes for every stage of a person with disability's life. It included fundamentals such as defining disability, setting up a national disability office, as well as improving policies in education and employment.
The second Enabling Masterplan built upon the first Masterplan, with recommendations to further improve areas such as early intervention, education, employment and adult care via a “Lifecourse Approach”. It also added a new focus on cross-cutting issues such as transition management, technology and manpower for the sector, and accessibility to information.
The third Enabling Masterplan ramped up larger scale consultations with multiple groups of key stakeholders such as persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and professionals in the sector. The masterplan retained the improvement of the quality of life of persons with disabilities and expanded to systematically include caregiver support, and the building of inclusive communities and society.
The fourth Enabling Masterplan adopts a longer runway of eight years for implementation, to develop a longer-term vision and set meaningful longer-term goals for a more inclusive Singapore in 2030. This is the first masterplan that has set specific targets and indicators for tracking progress across 14 focal areas.
Learn more about EMP2030 here