Pakistan Productivity, Quality & Innovation Initiative (PPQI)
The Government of Pakistan has taken the initiative to improve Productivity, Quality and Innovation (PQI) culture in the country by fostering an enabling environment. The PQI project will be led by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms (MoPD&R) and the National Productivity Organization (NPO) will be one of its project executing partner. Other executing partners of the project include Engineering Development Board (EDB), Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Key objectives of the project are as follows;
- Development of a PQI Framework and PQI Policy
- Mass awareness campaign on Productivity, Quality and Innovation (PQI)
- Pilot training programs leading to productivity improvement
- Initiate Prime Minister Excellence Award
Productivity, quality and innovation provide the foundation for new businesses and new jobs and thus are important drivers of economic growth and development. Focus on productivity, quality and innovation can help addressing pressing social and global challenges, including demographic shifts, resource scarcity and the changing climate. Moreover, innovation can help address these challenges at the lowest cost. Innovative and quality oriented economies are more productive, more resilient, more adaptable to change and better able to support higher living standards.
Productivity, quality and innovation lead to value creation that generates the rewards for human, physical and knowledge-based capital. This value creation increases aggregate incomes and has a positive impact on overall living standards. Quality and innovation not only support growth and job creation, and the efficient delivery of public services, but also address specific social and global challenges, including green growth, health, food security and the fight against poverty.
Government of Pakistan has taken the PQI initiative to play a key role in fostering a sound environment for productivity, quality and innovation, help overcome certain barriers, and ensuring that these key drivers contribute to key goals of public policy. Through this initiative we will be able to take our country out of the crisis and bring about a greater, greener and more sustainable type of growth. Hence, the PQI initiative will promote competitiveness and growth.
Focus on productivity, quality and innovation can turn Pakistan into attractive, dynamic and dignifying place to live and invest in. Today, it is crucial that our policies are tuned and oriented towards creating the best possible environment for productivity, quality and innovation to flourish and spread.