Annual Programs

The APO Annual Program is the lineup of multicountry and individual-country projects approved by the Governing Body to be implemented by the APO in coordination with NPOs for any given year. The projects are generated and prioritized in coordination with NPOs, and funding is provided through membership contributions and special grants. The APO also cooperates with other international organizations in implementing some of these projects.

Annual Programs

Project Title Project Code Venue Start Date End Date Nomination
Deadline

National Productivity Organization

Institutional Strengthening of National Productivity Organizations by Development of Productivity Practitioners 16-IN-92-GE-DON-C (Project Implementation Plan) Mongolia 10/24/16 11/04/16 --
Institutional Strengthening of National Productivity Organizations by Development of Productivity Practitioners 16-IN-92-GE-DON-C (Project Implementation Plan) Sri Lanka 09/12/16 09/14/16 --
National Training Course on Lean Production Systems in Agribusiness to Improve the Productivity and Sustainability of SME Agribusinesses 16-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-06 (Project Implementation Plan) IR Iran 12/31/16 01/04/17 --
Individual-country Observational Study Mission on Food Safety Management Systems of Thailand from Lao PDR 13-AG-33-LD-DON-C-LAO (OSM-1) (Project Implementation Plan) Thailand 10/18/16 10/20/16 --
National Workshop on Best Practices of Knowledge Management Implementation in NPOs and the Public Sector 16-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-08 (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 09/26/16 09/28/16 --
1st National Workshop-cum-Conference on Organic Certification in Mongolia 16-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-05 (Project Implementation Plan) Mongolia 10/10/16 10/12/16 --
National Training Course on Value Addition to Agrifood Products in Cambodia 16-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-2 (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 08/17/16 08/20/16 --
Workshop on Policies Impacting National Productivity Growth in APO Member Countries 16-RP-24-GE-WSP-A Fiji 11/16/16 11/18/16 10/07/16
Institutional Strengthening of National Productivity Organizations by Development of Productivity Practitioners 16-IN-92-GE-DON-C (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 12/05/16 12/16/16 --
Development of Center of Excellence 16-RP-12-GE-DON-C Member countries 06/01/16 05/31/17 --
Development of Demonstration Companies (Knowledge Management for Quality and Productivity Enhancement in the Electricity and Power Industry, IR Iran) 14-IN-04-GE-DMP-C (Project Implementation Plan) IR Iran 07/01/16 09/30/17 --
Training Course on Food Engineering 13-AG-33-LD-DON-C-CAM (TRC) (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 05/31/16 06/03/16 --
Impact Evaluation Study 16-RP-14-GE-IMP-A APO Secretariat 04/01/16 09/30/16 --
National Workshop on Strengthening Food Quality Control Systems in Cambodia 15-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-09 (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 05/16/16 05/19/16 --
Training Course on Development of Productivity Practitioners: Advanced Program (DPP: Advanced) 16-IN-31-GE-TRC-B Malaysia 08/08/16 08/26/16 06/21/16
Expert Meeting for Development of a Course Manual on Developing Productivity Specialists in Public-sector Productivity 15-RP-16-GE-DON-C-03 (Project Implementation Plan) Philippines 08/01/16 11/30/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Green Productivity and the Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-5 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 06/01/16 10/31/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Basic Course 13-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-4 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 06/01/16 10/31/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Material Flow Cost Accounting (ISO 14051) 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-3 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 06/01/16 10/31/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Basic Course 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-4 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 06/01/16 10/31/16 --
Workshop on Management of Consultancy Activities of NPOs 16-RP-05-GE-WSP-B Fiji 08/15/16 08/19/16 06/15/16
Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques (Basic) 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-1 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 05/01/16 09/30/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Productivity Tools and Techniques (Advanced) 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A-2 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 05/01/16 09/30/16 --
Training Course on Strengthening NPOs for Productivity Promotion Practices and Strategies 16-IN-14-GE-TRC-B ROK 09/06/16 09/09/16 06/07/16
National Follow-up Program to the Workshop on Developing and Strengthening Consulting Capacities of NPOs 15-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-07 (Project Implementation Plan) Philippines 05/16/16 05/20/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Agribusiness Management (Basic) 16-AG-23-GE-TRC-A-01 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 09/15/16 02/14/17 --
Strategic Planning Workshop for APO Liaison Officers 16-RP-30-GE-LOM-A Japan 07/19/16 07/21/16 06/10/16
Workshop on Best Practices of Knowledge Management Implementation in NPOs 16-RP-09-GE-WSP-A Mongolia 06/14/16 06/17/16 05/02/16
Special Program for Capacity Building in Food Industry in the ASEAN Least Developed Countries: Second Year 15-AG-33-LD-DON-C Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar 02/01/16 01/31/17 --
Self-learning e-Course for the Industry and Service Sectors 16-IN-06-GE-TRC-A Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Workshop on Social Marketing and Networking for National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) and Public-sector Organizations 16-RP-01-GE-WSP-B Sri Lanka 06/21/16 06/24/16 05/16/16
National Follow-up Program 16-AG-39-GE-NFP-C Member countries 06/01/16 05/31/17 --
Self-learning e-Course for Agriculture Sector 16-AG-23-GE-TRC-A Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Training Course on Development of Productivity Practitioners: Basic Program (DPP: Basic) 16-IN-30-GE-TRC-B Philippines 06/06/16 07/01/16 05/02/16
Coordination Meeting on National Project Plans under the Special Program for Capacity Building in the Food Industry in ASEAN Least Developed Countries (ASEAN-LDCs) 14-AG-29-LD-DON-C-JPN (Project Implementation Plan) Japan 03/02/16 03/04/16 01/29/16
Development of the Center of Excellence: Research on GP for the Base of the Pyramid for Sustainable Development in APO Member Countries 14-RP-12-GE-DON-C-05 (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 05/01/16 04/30/17 03/21/16
Special Program for Capacity Building in the Food Industry in ASEAN Least Developed Countries: Third Year 16-AG-33-SPP-DON-C Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar 02/01/17 01/31/18 --
National Workshop on Measurement of Productivity in the Public Sector 15-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-06 (Project Implementation Plan) Malaysia 01/19/16 01/21/16 --
Self-learning e-Course on Organic Agriculture and Organic Agribusiness 14-AG-23-GE-TRC-A (Project Implementation Plan) Member countries 02/01/16 06/30/16 --
Institutional Strengthening of National Productivity Organizations by Development of Productivity Practitioners 16-IN-92-GE-DON-C Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Research for the APO Productivity Databook and Database 16-RP-03-GE-RES-A APO Secretariat -- -- --
Workshop on Strengthening Institutions Offering Productivity Courses 16-RP-06-GE-WSP-B Indonesia 05/16/16 05/19/16 04/04/16
Research on Review Mechanism of the Status of National Productivity Enhancement 16-RP-28-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat -- -- --
Practice-oriented Workshop on Energy Efficiency in India 15-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-5 (Project Implementation Plan) India 01/18/16 01/22/16 --
National Workshop on Agritourism Development 15-AG-39-GE-NFP-C-4 (Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 01/11/16 01/13/16 --

SME

National Conference on Rural Tourism: Homestays 14-AG-24-GE-TRC-B/C-NEP (Project Implementation Plan) Nepal 12/20/16 12/22/16 --
Workshop on Sustainability Assessment of Agribusiness Enterprises 15-AG-08-GE-WSP-B Indonesia 11/28/16 12/02/16 11/06/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Disaster Resilience for SMEs 16-IN-87-GE-OSM-B Japan To be decided To be decided --
Workshop on Agricultural Insurance Systems 16-AG-15-GE-WSP-B Philippines 11/28/16 12/02/16 10/30/16
Training Course for Women on Productivity Tools and Techniques for Improving Productivity of Micro and Small Agrofood-processing Businesses 16-AG-06-GE-TRC-B India 11/07/16 11/11/16 10/13/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Industrial Engineering Techniques for Productivity Improvement in SMEs 16-IN-73-GE-OSM-B Singapore 11/07/16 11/10/16 09/09/16
Research on Successful Agribusiness Models: Case Studies of Value Chain Analysis for Agro-processing Enterprises 16-AG-32-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat 05/01/16 04/30/17 --
Training Course on Food Safety Management Systems: Advanced Course for SMEs in the Agrifood Industry 16-AG-05-GE-TRC-B ROC 10/03/16 10/07/16 08/15/16
e-Learning Course on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Applications in SMEs 16-IN-13-GE-TRC-B (Session 1) Cambodia, Fiji, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam 11/07/16 11/10/16 09/09/16
e-Leaming Course on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Applications in SMEs 16-IN-13-GE-TRC-B (Session 2) Bangladesh, India, IR Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 11/21/16 11/24/16 09/23/16
National Workshop on Development and Promotion of Ecotourism Homestays in Luangprabang 14-AG-24-GE-TRC-B/C-LAO (Project Implementation Plan) Lao PDR 11/09/16 11/11/16 --
Workshop on MSME Development Policies 16-RP-25-GE-WSP-B IR Iran 11/12/16 11/15/16 09/12/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on SME Development 16-IN-44-GE-OSM-B ROC 08/15/16 08/19/16 06/20/16
Workshop on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for SMEs 16-IN-70-GE-WSP-B ROC 09/05/16 09/09/16 --
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Modern Food Quality Management Systems 16-AG-35-GE/SPP-OSM-B Japan 07/24/17 07/29/17 05/08/17
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Food Safety Management Systems along Food Value Chains 15-AG-35-GE/DC-OSM-B Japan 05/23/16 05/28/16 04/15/16
Training Course on Sustainability Assessment of Agribusiness Enterprises 16-AG-08-GE-TRC-B Lao PDR 09/25/17 09/29/17 07/01/17
Forum on Labor-Management Relations for Policymakers, Labor Unions, and Top Management 15-IN-84-SPP-CON-A Japan 05/17/16 05/19/16 03/18/16
Training Course on Total Quality Management for SMEs in the Service Sector 16-IN-36-GE-TRC-B ROC 05/30/16 06/03/16 03/31/16
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Planning and Management of Rural Tourism 16-AG-10-GE-SMN-A USA 06/13/16 06/18/16 03/22/16
Workshop on Development of Rural Tourism Networks and Clusters for Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small Enterprises 15-AG-10-GE-WSP-B Lao PDR 11/21/16 11/25/16 09/16/16

Innovation

Study Mission to Nonmember Country on Innovations in Development of Commercial Floriculture for Greater Market Access 16-AG-42-GE-SMN-A Netherlands March 2017 --
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on the Development of Start-up Companies and Business Incubation 16-RP-35-GE-SMN-A USA February 2017 --
Research on Change Management in the Public Sector 16-RP-08-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat 12/01/16 11/30/17 10/14/16
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Regional Innovation Strategies and Knowledge Productivity 16-RP-29-GE-SMN-A Switzerland 10/31/16 11/04/16 09/30/16
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Cloud Computing Technology 16-IN-24-GE-SMN-B USA 11/28/16 12/02/16 09/26/16
Research on Measurement of Productivity in the Public Sector 16-RP-02-GE-RES-A APO Secretariat 11/01/16 10/31/17 --
Research on Agricultural Productivity Measurement and Monitoring 12-AG-31-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat 06/01/16 05/31/17 --
e-Learning Course on Innovative Approaches in Marketing of Agrifood Products 16-AG-31-GE-TRC-B (Session 1) Cambodia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam 10/25/16 10/28/16 09/24/16
e-Learning Course on Innovative Approaches in Marketing of Agrifood Products 16-AG-31-GE-TRC-B (Session 2) Bangladesh, India, IR Iran, Nepal, Pakistan 12/05/16 12/08/16 11/04/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Strengthening Public- Private Sector Partnerships in Developing Competitive Agribusiness 16-AG-01-GE-OSM-A Malaysia 12/05/16 12/09/16 09/16/16
Workshop on Developing the APO Public-sector Leadership Framework 16-IN-97-GE-WSP-A Philippines 11/14/16 11/18/16 09/13/16
Workshop on Developing the APO Tool Kit for Designing and Implementing Performance Management Systems in the Public Sector 16-IN-98-GE-WSP-A Japan 12/05/16 12/09/16 10/01/16
Research on Case Studies of Diversity Management and Human Capital Strategy 16-RP-15-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat 09/01/16 09/30/17 08/31/16
Workshop on Information Security Management (ISMS) Based on ISO27000 16-IN-08-GE-WSP-B Pakistan 11/21/16 11/25/16 09/23/16
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on Innovations in Agriculture to Increase Productivity and Profitability 16-AG-28-GE-SMN-A Australia 11/07/16 11/12/16 08/10/16
Training of Trainers on Business Excellence for SMEs 16-IN-28-GE-TRC-B Singapore 10/24/16 10/27/16 08/25/16
e-Learning Course on Value Addition to Agrifood Products 16-AG-07-GE-TRC-B (Session 1) Bangladesh, India, IR Iran, Nepal 08/29/16 09/01/16 08/01/16
e-Learning Course on Value Addition to Agrifood Products 16-AG-07-GE-TRC-B (Session 2) Cambodia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam 09/20/16 09/23/16 08/20/16
Conference on Customer Satisfaction (CS) Measurement and CS Index Development for the Service Industry 16-IN-32-GE-CON-A ROC 10/04/16 10/06/16 08/01/16
Training Course on Lean Applications Focusing on the Service Industry 16-IN-19-GE-TRC-B Vietnam 09/19/16 09/23/16 07/15/16
Workshop on Performance Management for the Public Sector 16-IN-71-GE-WSP-B Philippines 09/26/16 09/30/16 06/28/16
Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference: Innovations for Enhancing the Productivity and Sustainability of Enterprises in Agribusiness and the Food Industry 16-AG-02-GE-CON-A Sri Lanka 08/02/16 08/05/16 06/03/16
Workshop on Sustainable Community Development and the Saemaul Undong 15-IN-93-GE/SPP-WSP-A ROK 06/27/16 07/03/16 05/06/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Cold Chain Systems for Perishable Food 15-AG-36-GE/AC-OSM-B Japan 07/04/16 07/08/16 05/06/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Agricultural Innovations in Japan to Increase Productivity 15-AG-37-GE/AC-OSM-B Japan 06/06/16 06/10/16 04/28/16
Training Course on Innovative Agricultural Extension Systems to Improve Farm Productivity and Income 16-AG-03-GE-TRC-B Philippines 07/25/16 07/29/16 05/31/16
International Conference on Public-sector Productivity 16-IN-25-GE-CON-A Malaysia 08/09/16 08/11/16 05/10/16
Conference on Raising Productivity in Higher Education 16-RP-10-GE-CON-A Indonesia 08/29/16 09/01/16 06/09/16
Conference on Female Workforce Participation and Productivity Enhancement 15-IN-85-SPP-CON-A Japan 04/05/16 04/07/16 01/29/16
Training Course on Lean Manufacturing Systems 16-IN-20-GE-TRC-B Malaysia 02/15/16 02/26/16 01/08/16
Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference: Strengthening Public–Private-Sector Partnershps for Sustainable, Competitive Agribusinesses 15-AG-01-GE-CON-A Indonesia 03/28/16 03/30/16 02/15/16
Observational Study Mission on Innovation and Competitiveness in SMEs 16-IN-96-GE-OSM-B ROK 03/29/16 04/01/16 02/05/16
Multicountry Study Mission on Local Government Service Delivery and Productivity 16-IN-42-GE-OSM-B Sri Lanka 05/09/16 05/13/16 03/10/16
Workshop on Knowledge Management for SME Top Management 16-IN-17-GE-WSP-B Cambodia 06/06/16 06/10/16 04/01/16
Training Course on Business Excellence for the Public Sector 16-IN-61-GE-TRC-B Fiji 05/23/16 05/27/16 04/01/16
Top Management Forum with Focus on Business Excellence for the Service Industry 16-IN-15-GE-CON-A ROK 07/12/16 07/14/16 04/06/16
Research on Agricultural Productivity Measurement 16-AG-14-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat -- -- --
Conference on State-of-the-Art Technologies to Drive Agriculture Productivity in the Next Quarter of the Century 16-AG-25-GE-CON-A APO Secretariat 06/28/16 06/30/16 04/30/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Innovations in Food Value Chain Management 16-AG-36-GE/SPP-OSM-B Japan 05/15/17 05/20/17 04/14/17
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Agricultural Productivity Enhancement 16-AG-37-GE/SPP-OSM-B APO Secretariat To be decided To be decided --
Research on Youth Employment Issues and Human Capital Development for APO Economies 16-RP-17-GE-RES-B APO Secretariat 11/01/16 10/31/17 11/03/16

Green Productivity

Program Development Fund 16-RP-13-GE-RES-C APO Secretariat 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Conference on a Practical Approach to Climate Change by Achieving the Paris Agreement Goals 16-IN-86-GE-CON-A Japan To be decided --
Development of a Network of Green Productivity Advisory Committees (GPACs) 16-RP-22-GE-TIA-B-01 (Project Implementation Plan) Japan 11/28/16 11/30/16 09/22/16
International Conference on Innovations and Applications of New Technologies to Improve Productivity 16-RP-04-GE-CON-A Sri Lanka 10/12/16 10/14/16 09/10/16
Training of Trainers in the GLOBALGAP Standard for Greater Market Access 16-AG-04-GE-TRC-B Pakistan 12/05/16 12/10/16 09/30/16
International Conference on Material Flow Cost Accounting 16-IN-22-GE-CON-A IR Iran 09/19/17 09/21/17 07/10/17
Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Advanced Energy Technology 16-IN-05-GE-OSM-B IR Iran 10/01/16 10/05/16 08/19/16
Multicountry Observational Study Mission: Promoting GP with Focus on Smart Grids and Green Energy 16-IN-46-GE-OSM-B ROC 09/05/16 09/09/16 07/19/16
1st International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides 16-AG-30-GE-CON-A ROC 08/23/16 08/26/16 06/30/16
Training of Trainers and Consultants in Green Productivity 16-IN-34-GE-TRC-B ROC 07/04/16 07/22/16 05/06/16
Organic Agroindustry Development Leadership Course in Asia 16-AG-26-GE-TRC-B Bangladesh 05/28/16 06/03/16 04/12/16
Training Course on Energy Conservation 15-IN-98-GE/SPP-TRC-A Japan 02/15/16 02/26/16 12/25/15
Training Course on Green Productivity 16-IN-33-GE-TRC-A Fiji 03/21/16 03/25/16 02/19/16
Expansion of the Network of the International Green Productivity Advisory Committee (I-GPAC) and Green Productivity Advisory Committees (GPACs) 16-RP-22-GE-TIA-B APO Secretariat 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Workshop on Advanced Renewable Energy Technologies and Assessing their Adoption and Application 16-IN-64-GE-WSP-B IR Iran 05/14/16 05/18/16 03/18/16
Training Course on Energy Management System Auditors: ISO 50001 16-IN-66-GE-TRC-B Bangladesh 05/08/16 05/11/16 03/18/16
Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture 16-AG-16-GE-WSP-B Bangladesh 04/25/16 04/28/16 02/29/16
Advanced Training Course on Certification of Organic Products 16-AG-13-GE-TRC-B IR Iran 08/20/16 08/24/16 05/30/16
Workshop on Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) for the Food-processing Industry 16-AG-17-GE-WSP-B Sri Lanka 07/25/16 07/29/16 --
Training Course on Energy Efficiency and Conservation 16-IN-78-GE/SPP-TRC-A APO Secretariat -- -- --
Development of Demonstration Companies on Energy Efficiency and Conservation 16-IN-79-SPP-DMP-C Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka 08/01/16 07/31/16 --
Study Mission to a Nonmember Country on the Development of Ecocities for the Future 16-RP-16-GE-SMN-B Europe To be decided To be decided --
Asia EnviroEconomics Conference: Concerted Efforts for a Sustainable Future through 24-hour Eco-life 14-IN-60-GE-CON-B Thailand 06/08/16 06/10/16 03/01/16

Individual-country Program

Development of Demonstration Companies (MFCA-linked Lean Manufacturing for SMEs in the Manufacturing Sector, India) 16-IN-04-GE-DMP-C-02 (Project Implementation Plan) India 11/01/16 02/28/18 --
Development of Demonstration Companies: Implementation of Performance Management Architecture, Indonesia 16-IN-04-GE-DMP-C-03 (Project Implementatioin Plan) Indonesia 10/01/16 01/31/18 --
Development of Demonstration Companies: Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) for SMEs, Cambodia 16-IN-04-GE-DMP-C-01(Project Implementation Plan) Cambodia 11/01/16 01/31/18 --
Expert Meeting on Asian Productivity Outlook and Policy 14-RP-13-GE-RES-C-01(Project Implementation Plan) Vietnam 09/12/16 09/12/16 --
Bilateral Cooperation Between NPOs (BCBN) 16-IN-03-GE-BCBN-C Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Individual-country Observational Study Missions 16-IN-01-GE-OSM-C Member countries -- -- --
Technical Expert Services (TES) 16-IN-02-GE-TES-C Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
Development of Demonstration Companies 16-IN-04-GE-DMP-C Member countries 01/01/16 12/31/16 --
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