This outcome document makes recommendations and outlines best practices to shape a better future for women in productive economic activities, leading to overall productivity enhancement and gender equality in the APO region.
The recommendations made by the International Conference on Policies for Productivity Growth, held in August 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, emphasize the need to review national economic development policies to achieve higher levels of productivity performance and national competitiveness in all sectors in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The International Asia EnviroEconomics Conference held in June 2016 in Bangkok reflected the continuing commitment of the APO to its strategic direction of Green Productivity, the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon future, and achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This document was produced by conference participants.
A study mission organized in September 2015 in Taipei, the ROC, culminated in this outcome document. It emphasizes that the revitalization of rural economies is required for conservation of natural resources and the environment, sustainable food production, and maintenance of biodiversity.
This document is an outcome of the Workshop on Agricultural Productivity Measurement held in August 2015 in Tehran, IR Iran. It summarizes why increased agricultural productivity is crucial to national food security and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific.