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APO to help Cambodia develop National Productivity Master Plan

The project under the new APO Specific National
Program will help the country develop a long-term roadmap for improving
productivity.
 
APO to present draft recommendations and master plan
by mid-December 2018.

 

TOKYO, JAPAN / PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Media
OutReach
 - 31
October 2018
 - 
The
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) has announced that it is working to
assist the Royal Government of Cambodia in developing a National Productivity
Master Plan to drive long-term productivity gains in the country. The
consultancy project is being executed under the newly launched Specific
National Program (SNP) of the APO and conducted in collaboration with the
National Productivity Centre of Cambodia (NPCC).

 

As part of the initiative, the APO is
conducting an in-country diagnostic exercise, including situational analysis to
identify key issues and levers among internal and external factors affecting
productivity at the national and industry levels. The outcome will enable the
APO assigned-experts to draft preliminary policy recommendations.

 

The National Productivity Master Plan will
be developed based on the findings and proposed recommendations as well as
other relevant inputs, including a review of the current situation, overall
objectives and goals, and strategies for the future. The proposed plan will be
presented to the NPCC and relevant authorities for further action and adoption
by the country.

 

Sharing details of the initiative,
Secretary-General Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn stated, "The
initiative to develop the master plan for Cambodia is intended to boost the
country's productivity by improving the regulatory framework as well as
ensuring optimal mechanisms for the national productivity movement while
aligning the effort with the country's development goals in the long run. The
APO has been working to increase the institutional capacity of member countries
to become more productive, including helping them identify requirements from a
macro perspective with long-term objectives."

 

Dr. Santhi highlighted that the SNP
project aimed to assist targeted APO member economies meet the prerequisites
for sustaining productivity improvement and ultimately create a well-functioning
institutional framework to increase national productivity. The APO expects to
present the productivity master plan to policymakers by mid-December 2018.

 

Note
to Editors

The Specific National Program was recently
launched by the APO to drive the national productivity movements of member
countries by helping them improve regulatory and policy frameworks in areas
related to productivity enhancement.

 

Under the program, the APO provides customized
technical and consultancy services to national productivity organizations or
their partners in implementing projects addressing the specific needs and
expectations of member countries to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
It also supports member countries in advancing national productivity agendas
and implementing key interventions to achieve national productivity goals
aligned with the overarching APO Vision 2020 objectives.

 

About
the APO (
www.apo-tokyo.org)

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO)
is an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the
Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1961, the APO contributes to the
sustainable socioeconomic development of the region through policy advisory
services, acting as a think tank, and undertaking smart initiatives in the
industry, agriculture, service, and public sectors.

 

The APO is shaping the future of the
region by assisting member economies in formulating national strategies for
enhanced productivity and through a range of institutional capacity-building
efforts, including research and centers of excellence in member countries.

 

APO
Members:
Bangladesh,
Cambodia, Republic of China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic
Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal,
Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

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