Invitation for a research proposal for Asian Productivity Organization’s Research on the Informal Economy and Productivity Growth



Greetings from National Productivity Council!


I am pleased to invite your esteemed institution for a research project by Tokyo, Japan-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO). APO is an intergovernmental organization with 21 member countries including India, from the Asia-Pacific Region.


The APO has issued Project Notification on Research on the Informal Economy and Productivity Growth, which examines the status of informal economy business activities and their statistics in national accounts; analyze the impact of informal-sector business activities on productivity growth; and draw implications for policy on the informal economy and productivity enhancement.

National Institutes in the APO member countries interested in publishing in the Research on the Informal Economy and Productivity Growth are invited to submit research proposals through their respective National Productivity Organizations (NPOs).


APO Project Notification having detailed information about the project and guidelines on the research proposal is enclosed herewith, for your kind reference.


We look forward to receiving your research proposal by 28 August 2023 for onward submission to the APO.

Thanking you,


Yours Sincerely,


(K.D. Bhardwaj)

Director  & Head (Int’l Services)