Compiled by an expert international panel, the APO Manual: Public-sector Productivity is structured into 11 modules addressing the diverse needs and challenges of APO members but easily adapted for economies at any development stage. The case study methodology, practical information on upgrading organizational performance through best practices, class exercises, and extensive bibliography make it ideal for training purposes and as a reference for productivity professionals seeking to improve public services for citizens.
The new second edition of the APO Knowledge Management Facilitators’ Guide (KMFG) reflects the updated APO KM Framework, ISO 30301 Knowledge Management Standard, and Industry 4.0 smart technology adoption. The five revised modules show how to navigate the transition to a digital society, manage change and knowledge, and remain agile, sustainable, and productive. The updated 42-item KM Assessment Tool in the KMFG Appendix is invaluable for KM consultants serving public- and private-sector clients in different socioeconomic settings.
After publication of the APO’s Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques (KMT&T) in 2010, information access expanded dramatically, the ISO 30401 Knowledge Management Standard was issued, and KM approaches to productivity gains evolved. The revised KMT&T reflects those changes. It explains the top 20 tools for starting KM; contains current website references, video links, and document templates; and answers FAQs on KM practices. The new edition of KMT&T shows how productivity-focused KM can benefit all types and sizes of enterprises today.
This research was undertaken to show how the current gaps and weaknesses in systems for monitoring agricultural productivity in APO member countries could be addressed. The comprehensive report analyzes agricultural performance and productivity trends with data from 1961 to 2015. It paves the way for the establishment of a harmonized APO regional database on agricultural productivity indicators for benchmarking and long-term monitoring, which will help design appropriate programs to support the needs of the sector in the APO membership.
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.