Islamic Republic of Iran
Year of Joining: 1965
APO Director: Dr. Mir Saman Pishvaee, Associate Professor (Iran University of Science and Technology), National Productivity Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran
APO Alternate Director: To be confirmed
NPO Head: Dr. Mir Saman Pishvaee, Associate Professor (Iran University of Science and Technology), National Productivity Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran
APO Liaison Officer: Ms. Mitra Alipour, Division Head of International Affairs, Directorate for Head Office, Public Relations and International Affairs, National Productivity Organization of IR Iran
National Productivity Organization of IR Iran (NPO of IR Iran)
No.16, Miremad St. Corner, Shahid Beheshti Ave., Tehran
Postal Code: 1587773499
The Islamic Republic of Iran joined the APO in 1965, suspended its membership in 1979, and reactivated its membership in 1985. The National Productivity Organization of IR Iran (NPO of IR Iran) was established in 1992 under the supervision of the Deputy for Training and Research of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and is at present under the Administrative and Recruitment Organization of Iran.
The NPO of IR Iran is a governmental organization entrusted with planning, policymaking, steering, and monitoring and evaluating productivity in all economically active units and production factors including labor, capital, energy, water, and soil, as well as preparing and formulating standard productivity indicators, to promote productivity in all economic, social, cultural, governmental, and nongovernmental sectors under the framework of upstream policies and documents.
Some of the main duties of the NPO are:
- Planning, policymaking, providing guidelines, monitoring, auditing, and assessing with the aim of productivity enhancement in all fields of activities and factors of production such as labor, capital, energy, water, and soil;
- Formulating strategic plans directed toward productivity improvement in different economic sectors;
- Preparing and disseminating guideline manuals related to productivity indicators, policies, and effective variables affecting productivity growth; and
- Preparing the national comprehensive master plan for productivity and monitoring its implementation and performance.