Sep 25, 2012
Ministers and senior government officials, productivity experts, business leaders, and civil society representatives gathered at the International Conference on Productivity and Sustainable, Inclusive Development in the Asia-Pacific in Taipei on August 9–10. Otgontuya Dorjkhuu; a Sylff fellow from the National Academy of Governance of Mongolia was among the participants.
The event was organized by theAsian Productivity Organization (APO) in collaboration with the China Productivity Center, with support from the Republic of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Participants from about 20 countries reviewed the past 50 years of productivity improvement efforts in the region and identified major innovations and best practices. They also examined the strategic themes that the APO has focused or started to work on in recent years, such as Green Productivity, SME competitiveness, and innovation-led productivity growth.
During a preconference workshop session on August 8, Otgontuya delivered a short presentation on the key findings of the country report for Mongolia—detailing the country’s productivity dynamics between 1970 and 2010 and identifying future issues and challenges from a cross-country perspective—which she co-authored as part of a special APO 50th anniversary publication project.
As a National Expert assigned by the APO, she also participated in the discussions of other topics, sharing her views and country experiences to help enrich the perspective of the paper presented.
The issue of productivity growth will also be addressed in her doctoral dissertation, for which she conducted research in the United States using an SRA grant prior to the Taipei conference. She notes that the visit to the United States was vital to enriching and developing her research.
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