Islamic Republic of Iran
Year Joined: 1965
|APO Director||Ali Akbar Owlia||National Iranian Productivity Organization|
|APO Alternate Director||To be confirmed||National Iranian Productivity Organization|
|NPO Head||Ali Akbar Owlia||Head, National Iranian Productivity Organization|
|APO Liaison Officer||Mitra Alipour||International Affairs Expert, National Iranian Productivity Organization|
|Contact details||National Iranian Productivity Organization (NIPO)
No. 16, Sepand St., Ostad Nejatollahi Ave., Tehran
The Islamic Republic of Iran joined the APO in 1965, suspended its membership in 1979, and reactivated its membership again in 1985. The National Iranian Productivity Organization (NIPO) was established in 1992 under the supervision of the Deputy for Training and Research of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and is at present under the affiliation of the Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision.
NIPO is responsible for productivity enhancement in all public-private economic, social, and cultural sectors encompassing all fields of activities and factors of production such as labor, capital, energy, water, and soil through planning, policymaking, providing guidelines, monitoring, auditing, and assessment as well as setting standards and indicators (with special emphasis on Green Productivity) within the framework and under the mandate of upstream laws, policies, and documents.
- Some of the main duties of NIPO are:
Planning, policymaking, providing guidelines, monitoring, auditing, and assessment with the aim of productivity enhancement in all fields of activities and factors of production such as labor, capital, energy, water, and soil;
- Formulation of strategic plans directed toward productivity improvement in different economic sectors;
- Preparation and dissemination of guideline manuals related to productivity indicators, policies, and effective variables affecting productivity growth; and
- Preparation of the national comprehensive master plan for productivity and monitoring its implementation and performance.
As shown in the organizational chart, NIPO consists of three directorate offices and nine departments.
Training & Human Resources Development
An important field of activity concerns the implementation of training courses, seminars, etc. to transfer the productivity concepts and tools at various levels to managers, workers, etc. for national as well as regional purposes. NIPO also acts in developing the potential of its staff by internal and external training courses and information acquisition.
The NIPO bulletin “Productivity” furnishes readers with up-to-date knowledge and information from a wide range of disciplines nationwide. NIPO also publishes books about different aspects of productivity and provides training materials such as films, videotapes, and training packages.
NIPO coordinates and implements activities relating to membership in the APO including those of training and research, observational study missions, technical expert services, etc.
Productivity measurement is conducted in different fields to define and support research projects related to productivity.