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ANR-cover
Year
2017
ISBN
978-92-833-2476-8
Subject
Annual Report
Book Description
The report highlights initiatives taken by the APO for improving productivity and driving greener economic development as well as to address social marketing, youth employment issues, diversity management, aging societies, and gender mainstreaming. It also contains the details and summaries of all 2016 APO projects and information on NPOs.
databook-2016-image
Year
2016
ISBN
978-92-833-2472-0
Subject
Industry and Service
Book Description
The ninth edition of the APO Productivity Databook contains comprehensive cross-country comparisons of economic growth, structural change, and productivity performance in Asian and global reference economies, with recent revisions in the System of National Accounts reflected. Total factor productivity estimates for Nepal and preliminary per-worker labor productivity data for selected Asian cities are new features.
eBook coverBusiness Excellence Models and Awards for the  Public Sector
Year
2016
ISBN
978-92-833-2468-3
Subject
Industry and Services
Book Description
This guidebook is meant for NPOs aiming to introduce a business excellence (BE) model or awards for the public sector or to enhance their existing schemes. The importance of BE models is introduced through a series of questions and answers, followed by information on promoting and adopting BE and setting up an award process. The final of seven chapters explores how NPOs undertake BE initiatives in the all-important public sector.
ANR cover
Year
2016
ISBN
978-92-833-2461-4
Subject
Annual Report
Book Description
The report highlights initiatives taken by the APO for improving productivity and driving greener economic development as well as to address social marketing, youth employment issues, diversity management, aging societies, and gender mainstreaming. It also contains the details and summaries of all 2015 APO projects and information on NPOs.
Measuring Public-sector Productivity_cover.png
Year
2016
ISBN
978-92-833-2465-2
Subject
Industry and Services
Book Description
Influenced by the “new public management” concept, the APO and other institutions are rethinking how to measure productivity in the public sector, since its roles affect the lives of all citizens. Along with overviews of methods used in Australia, Finland, New Zealand, and the UK to improve public services, efforts in eight APO members are examined in detail, focusing on their tax and passport agencies.
Year
2016
ISBN
978-92-833-2464-5
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
To assist practitioners, producers, extension workers, and related professionals in disseminating sustainable agricultural development methods, this manual contains insights and experiences of resource persons on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Productivity-in-the-Asia-Pacific_Past-Present-and-Future-2015-50x70
Year
2015
ISBN
978-92-833-2438-9
Subject
Book Description

A comprehensive review, with numerous graphs and tables, of 50 years of the productivity movement in the Asia-Pacific by more than 40 experts plus their visions of how it will evolve in the face of rapid changes now occurring in almost every field. Published in tandem with a concise handbook.

Click here for the Handbook on Productivity.

Handbook-on-Productivity-2015-50x70
Year
2015
ISBN
978-92-833-2459-1
Subject
Book Description

Published as a companion to Productivity in the Asia-Pacific: Past, Present, and Future, this slim volume defines common productivity terms, practices, and techniques. A handy reference for practitioners at all levels.

Click here for the Productivity in the Asia-Pacific: Past, Present, and Future.

Databook-cover
Year
2015
ISBN
978-92-833-2467-6
Subject
Industry and Service
Book Description
The 8th edition in the series presents comparative data on productivity and economic growth covering 30 Asian economies and Australia, the EU, Turkey, and the USA as reference economies covering 1970–2013. The productivity measures in the report are based on data and estimates developed for the APO Productivity Database project since 2007.
new e-publication-Agricultural Biotechnology
Year
2015
ISBN
978-92-833-2462-1
Subject
Agriculture
Book Description
A compilation of papers presented at the Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference 2013: Biotechnology and Global Competitiveness covering trends in biotechnology applications, commercialization of agricultural biotechnology, risk management for sustainability, and roles of biotechnology in enhancing Green Productivity and the competitiveness of agricultural products.
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