Research and Resource Papers
This publication resulted from a year-long research project undertaken as a follow-up to a 2014 APO workshop that examined productivity courses offered in the region. After extensive assessment of those courses, methods for improvement are proposed to maximize their results.
Five emerging trends that could seriously disrupt APO member economies in the future are examined. The report covers the essentials and status of each trend, their implications, and how member countries could respond.
This publication resulted from an attempt to redefine Myanmar’s economic progress through the development of a growth accounting framework. It includes an in-depth examination of energy productivity issues and the measurement of energy productivity performance at aggregate and industry levels.
This research report shows that better utilization of the enormous untapped or underutilized pool of female labor is crucial to stimulate productivity growth and develop human capital in Asia. It amply illustrates why governments should formulate policies for boosting female labor force productivity.
Driving forces emerging during the quarter around the region are identified, with predictions on how they could affect member economies in terms of productivity and competitiveness.