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Due to the advisory issued by Govt. of India with regard to avoiding mass gatherings in the wake of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus disease, the APO Alumni Discussion Meet on 27th March, 2020 stands postponed. The revised date and time shall be communicated later.

International Services

NPC is the Nodal Agency in charge of organizing Indian participation in the training programmes, workshops and seminars offered by APO in Member Countries on different subjects related to productivity. NPC also hosts APO programmes in India every year for participants of Member Countries.

To apply for the training programme (Please download the following PDF).

APO E-Course
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 APO e-Course on Innovative Entrepreneurship for the Youth
23-IP-04-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 31 May 2024 Enhance young entrepreneurs’ knowledge of innovative, creative industries and requirements for starting new businesses and present case studies of successful entrepreneurship ventures by the youth.
2 APO Productivity Talk
24-RC-04-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 1 January 2024 31 December 2024 Discuss current and emerging trends in productivity and innovation in various economic sectors through digital platforms, share exemplary applications of productivity enhancement tools and techniques, provide insights from APO programs for member economies, and document inspiring productivity success stories/case studies.
3 APO e-Course on Circular Economy Implementation and Strategies for the Public Sector
24-CP-44-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 30 November 2024 Present the core principles and concepts of the circular economy (CE); show how to formulate effective CE strategies tailored to unique sectoral challenges and opportunities; and offer practical insights on integrating CE practices into existing public-sector policies, strategies, and practices
4 APO e-Course on Digital Transformation Strategies for the Service Sector
24-CP-21-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 Learn the requirements for accelerating service delivery and enhancing quality through digitalization; acquire knowledge of digitalization strategies and roadmaps for service organizations; and understand the implications of emerging technologies for service delivery along with legal and technical considerations.
5 APO e-Course on Lean Management in the Public Sector
24-CP-41-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 Explain the principles and best practices of lean management as applied in the public sector, show how lean methodologies and strategies enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector, and give examples of quality improvement processes in public service delivery through lean management applications
6 APO e-Course on Managing Disruptive Technologies
24-CP-04-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 Learn about the utilization of disruptive technologies and their management in the manufacturing sector; understand the value, business models, and areas of disruptive technologies across different sectors; and improve the performance and productivity of manufacuring value chains through effective management in adopting disruptive technologies at the organizational level.
7 APO e-Course on Performance Management Systems in the Public Sector
24-CL-12-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 Acquire basic understanding of emerging concepts, principles, and values of performance management in public-sector organizations; learn about different models and applications of performance management systems in the public sector; and understand effective performance management in practice.
8 APO e-Course on Evidence-based Decision-making for Innovation in Public Organizations
24-CP-30-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 30 October 2024 Understand the principles and concepts of evidence-based decisionmaking for innovation in the public sector; learn how to interpret, evaluate, and analyze data for public policy decision-making; and acquire know-how in assessing evidence-based, informed decisionmaking for innovation in the public sector.
9 APO e-Course on Innovative Entrepreneurship for the Youth
23-IP-04-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 31 May 2024 Enhance young entrepreneurs’ knowledge of innovative, creative industries and requirements for starting new businesses and present case studies of successful entrepreneurship ventures by the youth.
10 APO e-Course on Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector
24-CP-07-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 30 October 2024 30 October 2024Understand concepts and applications of Artficial Intelligence (AI) in the public sector; examine the potential benefits and challenges of implementing AI in public-sector organizations; and develop the skills required to identify suitable AI-based solutions for public-sector organizations.
11 APO e-Course on Digital Innovation in the Public Sector
24-IP-08-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 29 November 2024 Learn about digital innovation processes in the public sector; understand the application of digital technologies in enhancing innovation in public service delivery; develop digital skills and capacity building for public-sector employees to drive innovations; and identify barriers to and share insights on the future trends of digital innovations in the public sector.
12 APO e-Course on Innovation Management for SMEs
23-IP-14-GE-DLN-A
Digital Learning 27 December 2024 Understand the concept and importance of innovation management in SMEs; learn about the ISO 56000 series for innovation management in SMEs; and examine best practices of innovation management
Multi-country Projects
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Training Course on Design Thinking to Improve Public Service Delivery
24-CP-25-GE-TRC-B
Face to Face(Indonesia) 15 July 2024 19 July 2024 8 May 2024 Train participants in the use of design thinking tools for applications in public-sector organizations to transform service delivery by engaging citizens, enhancing operations, enhancing collaboration and co-creation among stakeholders, innovative problem solving and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of public services across a broad spectrum of public management challenges.
2 Training Course on Building Social Innovation Systems
24-IP-04-GE-TRC-A
Face-to-face(Vietnam) 1 July 2024 5 July 2024 6 May 2024 Introduce practical knowledge and know-how on the design of social innovation ecosystems, enhance the capability to provide guidance in implementing social innovation systems, and exchange best practices on developing social innovation systems.
3 Training Course on Greening Supply Chains through Industry 4.0
24-CP-41-GE-TRC-A
Face-to-face(Taipei) 22 March 2024 22 May 2024 15 May 2024 Develop an understanding of key elements in the development of green supply chains (GSCs); learn about Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technologies solving sustainability challenges and their integration in business ecosystems; and gain firsthand experience of leveraging I4.0 technologies in decoupling industrialization from environmental degradation.
4 Training Course on Productivity-linked Wage Systems
24-CL-29-GE-TRC-B
Face-to-face(Cambodia) 1 July 2024– 5 July 2024 30 April 2024 Understand the concept and applications of productivity-linked wage systems (PLWS); enhance skills in designing, implementing, and managing effective PLWS; and share best practices and innovative approaches to PLWS among participating organizations and countries.
5 Training Course on Blockchain Technology Application in e-Government
24-CP-01-GE-TRC-B
Face to Face(Cambodia,Phnom Penh) 5 August 2024 9 August 2024 31 May 2024 Learn the practical uses of blockchain-driven solutions in e-governance systems; understand the significance of blockchain architecture in elevating e-government initiatives and service delivery by public-sector organizations; and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of egovernment programs through applications of blockchain technology
6 Training Course on Nurturing Creative Industries
24-IP-15-GE-TRC-A
Online 4 June 2024 7 June 2024 20 May 2024 Build foundational knowledge of the varieties, natures, and trends of creative industries; and learn about national policies and strategies to nurture and unlock the potential and value of creative industries for economic progress in more inclusive, sustainable ways.
7 Workshop on Innovations in Public Service Delivery
24-IP-07-GE-WSP-A
Online 11 June 2024 13 June 2024 20 May 2024 Identify drivers of innovation in public services leading to improved service delivery to citizens; analyze successful government practices in coordinating the use of ICT, regulatory tools, and management models for improving service delivery; and case studies based on a common analytical framework of real-world examples.
8 Training Course on Gamification and Game Design for Customers and Employee Engagement
24-IP-20-GE-TRC-A
Online 18 June2024 21 June 2024 27 May2024 Understand gamification concepts and applications to customer and employee engagement; learn about game design elements, tools, and techniques for designing and implementing effective gamification strategies; and gain an overview of technology\\'s role in enabling and supporting gamification, including an introduction to relevant platforms
9 Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Implementing the Sufficiency Economy Theory to Sustain Community Development
24-IP-23-GE-OSM-A
Face-to-face(Thailand) 31 July 2024 2 August 2024 31 May 2024 Understand the concept of the sufficiency economy theory, observe best practices of the sufficiency economy, and discuss how to apply the theory to develop sustainable communities.
10 Workshop on Digital Communications Strategy for the Public Sector
24-CP-27-GE-WSP-A
Online 26 June 2024 28 June 2024 7 June 2024 Learn about digital communication strategies for the public sector to better engage citizens and effectively leverage new tools and techniques for digital outreach
11 Training Course on Smart Manufacturing Specialists
24-CP-52-GE-TRC-A
Face-to-face(republic of Taiwan) 26 August 2024 30 August 2024 19 June 2024 Enhance the capability of productivity practitioners in providing consultancy and training in guiding SMEs toward digital transformation; provide hands-on learning on data analytics and programming; and examine key technologies in smart manufacturing (SM) for SMEs
12 Conference on Open Innovation in the Public Sector
24-IP-02-GE-CON-A
Face to Face(Philippines,Manila) 28 August 2024 29 August 2024 19 June 2024 Discuss and exchange knowledge on challenges, trends, and issues related to the application of open innovation in enhancing the productivity of public-sector organizations.
13 Workshop on Development of Rural Economies through Smart Villages
24-IP-22-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Indonesia) 27 August 2024 30 August 2024 30 June 2024 Understand the smart village concept that contributes to the sustainable development of rural communities; learn about policies and frameworks that support smart villages; understand critical success factors from case studies and site visits; and discuss how to promote the concept among APO members through a demonstration project.
14 Workshop on Sustainable Food Systems
24-CP-48-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Bangladesh) 26 August 2024 29 August 2024 24 June 2024 Understand sustainable food systems (SFS) including elements, approaches, and evolving paradigms; share best practices of SFS; and explore strategies to support APO members in preventing and mitigating risks from food system changes and overall food system transformation.
15 Workshop on the Regulatory Sandbox Mechanism for Productivity Policies
24-CP-29-GE-WSP-A
Online 17 July 2024 19 July 2024 30 June 2024 Understand sandbox mechanisms in the context of regulatory experimentation, discuss their role in strengthening productivity policies, and examine case studies of regulatory sandbox and agile regulation approaches to foster innovation and efficient policymaking.
16 Workshop on Strategic Marketing for Digital Transformation
24-CP-58-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Pakistan) 10 September 2024 13 September 2024 5 July 2024 Identify trends in digital transformation in businesses and their implications for strategies and functions; provide references on effective digital marketing methods; and discuss how digital marketing methods and strategies facilitate digital transformation and productivity in SMEs.
17 Training Course on Green Productivity
24-CP-37-GE-TRC-A
Online 8 July 2024 12 July 2024 7 June 2024 Highlight the APO Green Productivity (GP) framework as a pathway to decouple industrialization from environmental degradation; strengthen know-how of the tools, techniques, and methodology of the GP concept; and equip participants with the competency to become APO Certified GP Specialists
18 Workshop on the Role of Intellectual Property in Sustainable Innovation and Economic Growth
24-IP-27-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Turkiye) 10 September 2024 13 September 2024 4 July 2024 Understand the crucial role of intellectual property (IP) as a cornerstone in achieving innovation-led productivity growth; examine how the IP system contributes to job creation, socioeconomic development, and improved innovation capacities; and analyze diverse case studies and industry best practices to demonstrate how effective IP strategies drive sustainable innovation and economic growth.
19 Training Course on Good Regulatory Practices
24-IP-01-GE-TRC-A
Face to Face(Philippines) 23 September 2024 27 September 2024 16 July 2024 Learn about the fundamentals of good regulatory practices (GRP) in the public sector; examine the requirements for a stable, enabling regulatory environment to support productivity and economic growth; and introduce analytical frameworks and tools for assessing the effectiveness of GRP.
20 Workshop on Green Business Models
24-CP-39-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Taichung) 10 September 2024 13 September 2024 11 July 2024 Understand the approaches and concepts guiding enterprises in transforming to green business models; gain insights into various aspects of and evaluation metrics for greening business operations; and build capacity in developing green business plans for enterprises.
21 Workshop on the Role of Intellectual Property in Sustainable Innovation and Economic Growth
24-IP-27-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Turkiye) 10 September 2024 13 September 2024 4 July 2024 Understand the crucial role of intellectual property (IP) as a cornerstone in achieving innovation-led productivity growth; examine how the IP system contributes to job creation, socioeconomic development, and improved innovation capacities; and analyze diverse case studies and industry best practices to demonstrate how effective IP strategies drive sustainable innovation and economic growth
22 Workshop on Green Business Models
24-CP-39-GE-WSP-A
Face to Face(Taichung) 10 September 2024 13 September 2024 11 July 2024 Understand the approaches and concepts guiding enterprises in transforming to green business models; gain insights into various aspects of and evaluation metrics for greening business operations; and build capacity in developing green business plans for enterprises.
Research Programmes
S.No. Title Of Programme Venue Start Date End Date NPC Closing Date Target Participant Program Details
1 Productivity Analysis Series
24-RC-09-GE-RES-A
Online 19 February 2024 31 December 2024 25 April 2024 Analyze emerging economic trends, technological advances, and social issues impacting labor productivity in APO members postpandemic; identify new opportunities to foster labor force resilience and adaptability; compile efficient policies and best practices in different economic sectors in APO members to promote productivity enhancement; and publish Series papers in 2025.
2 Research on Government Rightsizing and Restructuring to Improve Bureaucratic Efficiency in APO Member Economies
24-RC-24-GE-RES-A
Online 29 February 2024 31 December 2024 27 May 2024 Provide a comparative analysis of rightsizing and restructuring reforms undertaken by the governments of participating member economies; assess the extent of rightsizing reform success in terms of increasing the productivity and performance of public-sector organizations; and provide recommendations on strengthening rightsizing and restructuring initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector.
3 Research on Enhancing Productivity among Persons with Disabilities
24-RC-17-GE-RES-A
Online 20 February 2024 31 December 2024 15 April 2024 Study the status of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in APO members; identify structural barriers relating to inclusive employment; and examine employment policy interventions to enhance productive inclusion of PWDs in APO members.
4 Research on Measuring Productivity in Digital Workplaces
24-RC-21-GE-RES-A
15 April 2024 31 December 2024 10 June 2024 Study the productivity gains from new work styles and digital workplaces due to advanced technology applications; explore how new digital tools improve performance in meeting client expectations; and recommend proposals to strengthen digital workplace strategies.
5 Research on Productivity Gainsharing Best Practices in the Agrifood Sector
24-RC-25-GE-RES-B
Online 23 April 2024 31 December 2024 14 June 2024 Explore the best applications and practices of productivity gainsharing models in the agrifood sector in APO member economies, assess the effectiveness of productivity gainsharing practices in the agrifood sector, and provide recommendations on productivity gainsharing models based on the lessons learned.
6 APO Productivity Outlook
24-RC-10-GE-RES-A
Online 5 April 2024 31 December 2024 1 May 2024 Analyze the impact of climate change on various sectors, current challenges of climate change, and effective ways to enhance productivity; examine evidence-based policy implications for enhancing productivity in APO member economies in key sectors; and publish the APO Productivity Outlook 2025.
7 Research on Policies Supporting the Shift to a Knowledge-based Economy
24-RC-19-GE-RES-A
Online 1 May 2024 31 December 2024 27 May2024 Analyze trends of the knowledge-based economy including policies in APO members which promote its adoption to enhance productivity; investigate the opportunities and barriers that accompany the transition to a knowledge-based economy; and provide strategies and models to promote the adoption of advanced technologies to enhance productivity in a knowledge-based economy.
8 Research on Economic Upgrading Strategies and Productivity Growth
24-RC-12-GE-RES-A
Online 30 April 2024 31 December 2024 5 June 2024 Examine the need for and feasibility of implementing economic upgrading strategies in APO member economies, identify specific priority sectors with high potential for economic upgrading, review the implications of digital technology in advancing overall upgrading of economies, and provide an analysis of the expected contributions of economic upgrading to overall productivity growth.
9 Research on Emerging Trends in APO Member Countries
24-RC-15-GE-RES-A
Online 24 April 2024 31 December 2024 Examine emerging trends across different sectors in APO members, identify the impacts of those trends on productivity and growth dynamics at both national and regional levels, and identify potential policy responses to the trends to enhance the APO’s role as a regional adviser for its members.
10 Research on Economic Upgrading Strategies and Productivity Growth
24-RC-12-GE-RES-A
30 April 2024 31 December 2024 5 June 2024 Examine the need for and feasibility of implementing economic upgrading strategies in APO member economies, identify specific priority sectors with high potential for economic upgrading, review the implications of digital technology in advancing overall upgrading of economies, and provide an analysis of the expected contributions of economic upgrading to overall productivity growth.
11 Research on Technological Capability Enhancement Support for SMEs and Productivity Improvement
24-RC-13-GE-RES-A
Online 19 February 2024 31 December 2024 20 May 2024 Assess the current state of SME technological capabilities and innovation ecosystems; identify effective support measures needed to enhance SME technological and innovation capabilities; and propose policy recommendations to create an enabling environment that promotes SME productivity and innovation through enhanced technological capabilities.

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NOMINATION PROCEDURE: All the nominations should be routed through proper channel and as per the attached APO Biodata Form. The nominations received after the last date will not be considered. It is requested to send nominations by e-mail to jittin.kapoor@npcindia.gov.in, isg@npcindia.gov.in and rk.rawat@npcindia.gov.in. All the information pertaining to the nominations will be treated as confidential and classified. The nominated officers may be invited as a faculty in programs on the relevant subject/s, organised by NPC.

FEES and CHARGES : An Application fee (NON-REFUNDABLE)of Rs. 500/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO and Rs. 1000/-+ 18% GST for others is payable along with the nomination form, for each participant. IN CASE OF SELECTION BY APO : NPC will charge Rs. 3,000/-+ 18% GST for MSME Sector, Trade Unions and NGO Rs. 12,000/-+ 18% GST for profit making organizations and Rs. 6,000/- + 18% GST for others per participant is payable towards handling charges and membership fee for the APO Alumni Association of India (AAAI).

The requisite amount can be paid through a demand draft/cheque/ECS drawn in favour of National Productivity Council, New Delhi. In the absence of application fee, the nominations will not be considered. Kindly e-mail the details of the ECS/RTGS/NEFT payment made on isg@npcindia.gov.in. In this regard, the bank account details are attached herewith.In case if an invoice is required by the participant towards the payment of Fee & Charges, a request in this regard may kindly be sent to above email ids well in advance.

Group Head(International Services)/ APO Liaison Officer for India
National Productivity Council.
Utpadakta Bhawan,5-6 Institutional Area,
Lodi Road New Delhi - 110 003
Phone No.- 011-24607328/12