Incentives and other financial support need to be directly linked to productivity to incentivise enterprises to improve efficiency and performance.

The Blueprint aims to propel Malaysian businesses to be on par with best-in-class countries for productivity practices. To realise this aspiration, it puts forth two cross-cutting initiatives:

  • Initiative N5: Gradually reduce the reliance on non-critical subsidies and ensure liberalisation efforts are linked to productivity outcomes.
  • Initiative N6: Realign key grants, incentives, soft loans and other funding mechanisms to productivity metrics and outcomes.

The key activities contained within this initiative are: