A collaboration between co-authors from six APO member countries plus the UK, this volume addresses the importance of increasing the productivity of all engaged in knowledge work in the public sector. The eight chapters review principles underlying effective practices of knowledge workers, explain how their productivity can be assessed, and recommend future directions to improve organizational knowledge productivity to add value to public services in an era of innovative changes affecting all socioeconomic spheres.
The 2017 APO Productivity Databook builds on the comparative analysis approach covering APO members, reference economies, and economic groupings to give a comprehensive picture of factors affecting productivity gains. New introductions include: total factor productivity estimates for Lao PDR; revisions of economic growth figures from the late 1990s for nonmember Myanmar; and analyses of hourly wage differentials among employees, the self-employed, and contributing family workers, which are especially relevant for mid- to long-term economic research and planning.
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.