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This publication highlights the role that productivity and the APO has played in the Asia-Pacific since its inception in 1961. It marks the organization’s Diamond Jubilee and pays homage to the trailblazers who started the productivity journey six decades ago, transforming Asia into the center of economic gravity. It presents an overview of the APO’s evolution and progress since its founding, showcasing key events in the organization’s history.

This report highlights the initiatives and continued efforts of APO in promoting productivity in member countries, while navigating and mitigating the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries of all 2020 APO projects and activities, and the latest information on NPOs can also be found in this publication.

As the world moves from traditional manufacturing to knowledge-based, high-technology industry, Asian countries are gearing up to acquire new skills and competencies essential for the future industry. While the way forward is to develop new models of skilling and education, there is also a need to improve cooperation between the higher education institutions (HEI) and the industry. The publication presents information about how HEIs from five APO member countries are developing relevant knowledge and skills. It also identifies policy approaches to make higher education more relevant for the digital world.

The 2021 edition of the APO Productivity Databook aims at helping member governments devise timely policy responses to make economies more robust, maintain growth trajectories, and recover quickly from pandemic-related disruptions. It focuses on the quality of economic growth and productivity gains with comparisons among Asia-Pacific countries at different development stages. The analyses are based on comprehensive productivity accounts for 25 Asian economies with the USA as a reference. In addition, regional productivity accounts are developed for six economic groups. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects are discussed in detail.

This publication is an endeavor to help APO member economies gauge their productivity readiness using a meticulously constructed and easy to use Productivity Readiness Index (PRI). The PRI encompasses four vital indices of motivation, capabilities, efficiency of markets, and stability. These indices, in turn, are derived from 17 key determinants and over 50 indicators of productivity used by various countries.



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