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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


Productivity describes various measures of the efficiency of production. Often, a productivity measure is expressed as the ratio of an aggregate output to a single input or an aggregate input used in a production process, i.e. output per unit of input, typically over a specific period of time. Most common example is the (aggregate) labour productivity measure, e.g., such as GDP per worker. There are many different definitions of productivity and the choice among them depends on the purpose of the productivity measurement and/or data availability. The key source of difference between various productivity measures is also usually related to how the outputs and the inputs are aggregated into scalars to obtain such a ratio-type measure of productivity.

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Organizations relating to Productivity

Liaison Committee for National Productivity Centres of the EEC Member Countries
International Society for Performance Improvement / Est. 1962
Pacific Asian Federation of Industrial Engineering / Est. 1970
Inter-American Productivity Association
World Association for Cooperative Education / Est. 1983
Japan Productivity Centre for Socio-Economic Development / Est. 1994
Pan-African Productivity Association / Est. 1992
Regional Network for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery / Est. 1977
Proyectos de Innovación IBEROEKA / Est. 1991
World Confederation of Productivity Science / Est. 1969
European Productivity Agency / Est. 1953
Association for Science Cooperation in Asia / Est. 1970
Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity / Est. 1985
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance / Est. 1949
International Society for Productivity Enhancement / Est. 1984
European Federation of Productivity Services / Est. 1961
International Quality and Productivity Center / Est. 1989
Institute for Productive Learning in Europe / Est. 1989
CABI Bioscience
International Olive Council / Est. 1959
Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products / Est. 1970
Pan African Consultancy and Productivity Institute / Est. 1991
Jobs and Skills Programme for Africa / Est. 1974
International Methods Time-Measurement Directorate / Est. 1957
Asian Productivity Organization / Est. 1961

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World Problems relating to Productivity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Non-productive use of cattle and livestock
Private ownership
Unsustainable cultivation of long-lifed trees
Waste of non-renewable resources
Waste of resources
Ineffectiveness of foreign aid
Soil degradation
Unproductive subsistence agriculture
Inadequate grass-roots initiative
Socio-economically inactive population
Inappropriate institutionalized reward systems
Unproductivity of capitalist systems
Non-productive capitalist elites
Unsustainable short-term improvements in agricultural productivity
Underuse of high productivity methods of agricultural management
Environmental effects of snowmobiles
Degradation of mountain environment by leisure activities
Retirement as a threat to psychological well-being
Diminishing capital investment in small communities
Unproductive workers
Unproductive utilization of plantation space
Overuse of de-icing salt
Inadequate meeting methods
Unproductive import substitution

Action Strategies relating to Productivity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing technologies
Refining capabilities for natural resource productivity
Increasing small farmers enterprise and income
Increasing efficiency of manual farming
Achieving cleaner production
Strengthening comprehensive health care for women
Enhancing vocational training capacity
Restoring sustainable productivity in severely desertified drylands
Promoting women's economic self-reliance
Conserving global marine biological diversity
Maximizing waste reuse
Creating productive employment relating to the environment
Increasing productivity of capitalist systems
Defining necessary skills
Developing comprehensive productive systems
Activating productivity by system breakthroughs
Assuring full catch utilization
Developing productive enterprises
Disseminating modern productivity knowledge techniques
Teaching ski techniques
Increasing productivity of technical aids
Developing privately owned productive enterprises
Developing youth vocational skills
Controlling construction technology
Assessing impact of environmental training programmes on productivity, health, safety and environment

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