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.
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.
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.
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.
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).