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The New Frontier for Productivity

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1961, the APO contributes to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the region through policy advisory services and institutional capacity-building efforts.

The New Frontier for Productivity

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Established in 1961, the APO contributes to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the region through policy advisory services and institutional capacity-building efforts. It is shaping the region’s future by assisting member economies in formulating strategies for enhanced productivity.

Updates

How craft villages continue to evolve >>

Articles

Executing the Blue Ocean Strategy >>

Publications

APO Productivity Databook 2019 >>

Member Economies

The APO membership includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

APO Resources

Information resources for productivity practitioners.

What We Do

Initiatives and programs contributing to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the Asia-Pacific through enhancing productivity. »

Smart
Transformation

Spearheading sustainable transformation in five key areas: industry, agriculture, services, the public sector, and future food. >>

Capability
Development

Building the capacity of member economies, enabling them to become more productive, efficient, competitive, and future-ready. >>

Digital Learning Platform

Providing anywhere, anytime self-learning opportunities to all on productivity, technologies, processes, and standards. >>

Centers
of Excellence

Sharing of country expertise, best practices, and technologies that can be adopted and replicated by NPOs and other economies. >>

APO History

In 1959, after the 1st Asian Round Table Productivity Conference in Tokyo, a convention for the formation of an Asian productivity body was drafted. It was adopted as the Asian Productivity Organization charter in 1960 at the 2nd Asian Round Table Productivity Conference in Manila.

Featured Articles

Analyses of trends in technologies, processes, and innovations disrupting the global order, changing market dynamics, and driving productivity »

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APO-Certified Productivity Practitioners

The development of certified productivity practitioners is a high-priority need for economies across Asia and the Pacific. The APO and NPOs have been working to create a pool of experts who can steer productivity initiatives in member economies.

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Publications

Books, project reports, outcome documents, white papers, and research and resource papers on productivity concepts, processes, tools, technologies, and trends. >>

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Productivity Measurement

In line with its organizational mission, the APO conducts projects, research, and initiatives that provide comparative analyses of productivity and economic growth in the global context. The goal is to assist member governments in formulating appropriate economic policies and strategies.

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