Innovative elements of the APO Productivity Databook 2019 include 20 country and five regional profiles, plus improved total factor productivity estimates considering land capital and labor quality changes. Productivity measurements based on official data enable meaningful comparisons of economic growth and support evidence-based policy formulation. Projections of economic growth and labor productivity in the Asia-Pacific through 2030 are included to assist in updating target levels. The newest databook details the diverse stages and pace of socioeconomic development of APO members as well as reference economies.
Projections of economic growth and labor quality changes in member countries up to 2030 are new features of the 2018 APO Productivity Databook, with expanded total factor productivity estimates and city productivity coverage, taking the effects of the smart digital revolution into account. Detailed analyses of productivity and economic performance in Asia-Pacific and reference economies enable comparisons at different development stages. These precise productivity measurements are part of APO efforts to improve policymaking, contributing to higher standards of living.
The 2017 APO Productivity Databook builds on the comparative analysis approach covering APO members, reference economies, and economic groupings to give a comprehensive picture of factors affecting productivity gains. New introductions include: total factor productivity estimates for Lao PDR; revisions of economic growth figures from the late 1990s for nonmember Myanmar; and analyses of hourly wage differentials among employees, the self-employed, and contributing family workers, which are especially relevant for mid- to long-term economic research and planning.
The ninth edition of the APO Productivity Databook contains comprehensive cross-country comparisons of economic growth, structural change, and productivity performance in Asian and global reference economies, with recent revisions in the System of National Accounts reflected. Total factor productivity estimates for Nepal and preliminary per-worker labor productivity data for selected Asian cities are new features.
The 8th edition in the series presents comparative data on productivity and economic growth covering 30 Asian economies and Australia, the EU, Turkey, and the USA as reference economies covering 1970–2013. The productivity measures in the report are based on data and estimates developed for the APO Productivity Database project since 2007.