The APO alumni play an important role in generating multiplier effects in national and regional productivity networks. By sharing and disseminating productivity know-how and improving productivity skills and competencies in their workplaces after attending APO projects, the alumni are strategically important in broadening the productivity movement in member countries.

Currently, 11 member economies, comprising Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, IR Iran, the ROK, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, have APO alumni bodies. They share similar objectives, interests, and concerns that are closely related to their countries’ national productivity and competitiveness enhancement agendas. However, the structure, scope of activities, operation, and management methods of each differ. This is the result of situational differences, such as the main parties involved, limitations in organizational capacity, and available resources.

APO activities also lead to the creation of international groups that support the productivity movement such as the Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN) which was born from a 1997 APO project. They provide avenues for expanding APO alumni activities beyond national borders.

List of Active APO Alumni Bodies

Member Country Organization Name Year Established
Bangladesh APO Society for Bangladesh 1991
Fiji APO Alumni Fiji 2012
India APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI) 2008
Indonesia Indonesia Productivity Professionals Association (IPPA) 2007
Islamic Republic of Iran Iran Productivity Development Association (IPDA) 2005
Republic of Korea APO Alumni Association of Korea 2009
Pakistan Productivity Association of Pakistan 2009
Philippines APO Grantee’s Forum 2000
Singapore Singapore Productivity Association (SGPA) 1973
Sri Lanka Productivity Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) 2008
Thailand APO Society of Thailand 2001

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SR Asia

APO Alumni News

Interview with SR Asia founder

APO Alumni Fiji established

Echo session on managing and securing information using the ISO 27000 standard

APO Alumni Association in Korea formed

APEAEN holds 4th International Conference

Productivity Association of Pakistan Launched

Philippine APO Grantees Meet in Manila and Davao

APO Society Talk on the Toyota Production System-Kaizen for Continuous Improvement

Annual General Meeting of the APO Society for Bangladesh

IPDA General Assembly Meeting

APO Alumni Announcements

[3-6 Aug 2009] APEAEN 4th International Conference on Agricultural Education and the Environment