The Centre for Public Sector Productivity and Development (CeProd) was established to supplement the efforts of government and international organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Asia Productivity Organization (APO), European Association of National Productivity Centres (EANPC), Pan African Productivity Association (PAPA), and others. It is Africa's first of its kind.
Productivity in Africa's national economy is declining alarmingly, particularly in the public sector. Most African countries' quality of life has suffered as a result. Despite massive budgetary allocations in the majority of African countries, the undeveloped economy syndrome persists. Manufacturing plants that produce below capacity, uncompetitive goods and services, and millions of public sector workers who are mostly underutilized, unproductive, and underpaid.
Most African governments, as well as their various labor and productivity ministries and parastatals, have been challenged to study, research, promote, and institutionalize a productivity culture. Despite commendable efforts and large allocations, the rut has defied solutions.
The importance of productivity to all sectors of the African economy necessitates concerted efforts and measures to reverse third-world productivity declines. As a result, CeProd stepped in.
1. Productivity Improvement Schemes
The programme is aimed at improving the performance of client organizations. It is aim at identifying Productivity problems in organization and proffer workable solutions. Our productivity Improvement Schemes Include implementation of one or some of these strategies:
2. Researches/ Surveys
These are conducted to identify areas the need Centre's intervention or policy attention by the government.
3. Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
The centre provides training by organizing courses, conferences, seminars and workshops, which are specifically designed to improve competence, supervisory skills and enhance productivity based on surveys and researches conducted by and centre.
4. Productivity Awareness Campaign
National Productivity awareness campaign is to be executed through the use of jingles, debates, commentaries, advertisement, press briefings, interviews, drama, posters, and spotlights on the mass media such as TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Newsletter, Journals, Bill boards etc.
The centre has considerable number of titles from various conferences, seminars, workshop proceedings, research findings, and consultancy service issued in form of newsletter, annual reports, brochures and books, some of which has been well received locally and internationally because of its relevance to productivity.
6. Certifications and Awards
Conducts and reviews certification programs for Award of the prestigious CPP (CERTFIED PRODUCTIVITY PROFESSIONAL) as an honour to individuals who are committed to productivity improvement in the economy.