Projections of economic growth and labor quality changes in member countries up to 2030 are new features of the 2018 APO Productivity Databook, with expanded total factor productivity estimates and city productivity coverage, taking the effects of the smart digital revolution into account. Detailed analyses of productivity and economic performance in Asia-Pacific and reference economies enable comparisons at different development stages. These precise productivity measurements are part of APO efforts to improve policymaking, contributing to higher standards of living.
The report highlights APO initiatives for improving productivity and enabling member countries to become future-ready, as well as the impact of its efforts to make the industry, agriculture, service, and public sectors smarter through capacity building for technology interventions. Summaries of all 2017 APO projects, events, and international outreach efforts are included, along with the latest information on NPOs.
Innovative leadership, as distinct from traditional management, is required for the public sector to be more transparent, accountable, and engaged with citizens. This publication assesses the public sectors in APO members, proposes 10 key principles of leadership and steps for incorporating innovation and productivity at all levels, and provides resources and tools public-sector leaders can utilize now and in the future to improve service provision sustainably.