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Annual Programs

The APO Annual Program is the lineup of multicountry and individual-country projects approved by the Governing Body to be implemented by the APO in collaboration with NPOs each year. The projects are developed with NPOs, and funding is provided through membership contributions and special grants. The APO also cooperates with other international organizations in implementing some projects.

Types of Projects

APO projects cover the industry, service, agriculture, and public sectors. They are designed to provide practical training, share best practices and innovations, and promote knowledge development. Projects can either be multicountry or for an individual country. Participants in APO activities represent diverse groups of productivity stakeholders in member economies. They are expected to create multiplier effects by disseminating their newly acquired knowledge and understanding to others in their home countries.

Resources for Applicants and Participants

APO projects are open to nationals of APO members only. Participation in APO projects is determined by NPOs. If you are selected for an APO project, the Guide for Participants provides introductory information and helps you to maximize the benefits from the project.


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2nd Asian Productivity Congress is held in Hong Kong to mark the APO’s 20th anniversary.

For the first time, APO Award was conferred to nine individuals.

Marked the completion of two decades of APO operation.
Bangladesh joins the APO.
Malaysia joins the APO.
Fiji joins the APO.
The APO Awards are renamed the APO Regional Awards, and the APO National Awards are introduced.

The first Top Management Forum was implemented in Japan.
The APO’s 25th anniversary is marked with an International Productivity Congress in
Kuala Lumpur.
The Productivity Fellowship launched.
1st Strategic Planning Committee meeting is hosted by the Secretariat.
Basic Research V on Human Resources Development in the 1990s is started.

Five individuals receive the APO National Award and two the Regional Award.
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