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, acting as a think tank, and undertaking smart initiatives in the industry, agriculture, service, and public sectors.
The APO is shaping the future of the region by assisting member economies in formulating national strategies for enhanced productivity and through a range of institutional capacity-building efforts, including research and centers of excellence in member countries. It is nonpolitical, nonprofit, and nondiscriminatory.
Contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity.
To be the leading international organization on productivity enhancement, enabling APO economies to be more productive and competitive by 2020.
Strengthen NPOs and promote the development of SMEs and communities.
Catalyze innovation-led productivity growth.
Promote Green Productivity.