The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Mongolia Productivity Organization (MPO) have formalized a partnership to enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange. The signing  ceremony took place on May 29, 2024, during the 66th Session of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Governing Body in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This partnership, marked by a signing of a memorandum of understanding stemmed from bilateral cooperation between the National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) of the Philippines and Mongolia in February. The collaboration, hosted by the DAP as the APO Center of Excellence on Public-Sector Productivity (COE-PSP), aims to leverage the strengths of both organizations for mutual benefit. The focus will be on introducing a public-sector performance excellence framework and learning from best practices.

The event was attended by notable representatives, including: Dr. Indra Pradana Singawinata, APO Secretary-General; Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary and APO Director for the Philippines; Dr. Majah-Leah V. Ravago, DAP President and CEO and APO Alternate Director for the Philippines; Mr. Armand Tristan R. Suratos, APO Liaison Officer for the Philippines; Erkhembayar Yamaaranz, APO Director for Mongolia; and Batbileg Tsagaan, MPO Deputy Director.

This MOU aims to encourage active communication, the sharing of best practices, and mutual learning between both organizations. This sustained partnership is expected to significantly impact the productivity landscapes of both the Philippines and Mongolia, driving sustainable development and improving the quality of governance.

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