APO Project Formats
APO projects follow various formats to ensure relevance to the needs of members and deliver the desired capacity-building results. In the following list, each project type is designated by a three-letter code in parentheses, which is used to identify projects in the APO Annual Program Plan.
Specific National Program (SNP)
Improves the macroeconomic environment of productivity enhancement in member countries through policy consultancy and advisory services.
Observational Study Mission (OSM)
Provides learning opportunities based on direct observations of applications of best practices, innovations, and advanced technologies.
Technical Expert Services (TES)
Gives technical assistance to NPOs and related organizations to strengthen their institutional capacities and upgrade technical competencies in line with individual member country needs for productivity improvement.
Development of Demonstration Companies and Organizations (DMP)
Establishes model projects to improve productivity in factories, companies, and organizations and then disseminates the results to others.
Bilateral Cooperation Between NPOs (BCBN)
Serves as a platform for productivity professionals, high-level officials, or policymakers from NPOs or related organizations in a member country to visit one or more other NPOs, organizations, or enterprises for mutual learning and collaboration.
Institutional Strengthening of NPOs (DON)
Builds the capacity of NPOs in strategically selected areas aligned with member countries’ needs.