Project Title

Improving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Competitiveness through Low Carbon Economy 

Project Year

2015   

Project Number

PPSTI 03 2015A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

PPSTI 03 2015A 

Project Title

Improving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Competitiveness through Low Carbon Economy 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2015 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

92,000 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

92,000 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Philippines 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Indonesia; Mexico; Russia; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2016 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2016 

Project Proponent Name 1

Dr Rowena Cristina L Guevara 

Job Title 1

Undersecretary for Science and Technology Services 

Organization 1

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 

Postal Address 1

5/F Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, The Philippines 

Telephone 1

63-2 8372935 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

gev@eee.upd.edu.ph;gevguevara@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Dr Carlos Primo David 

Job Title 2

Executive Director 

Organization 2

DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) 

Postal Address 2

4 & 5 Floor, Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave, Bicutan, Tacuid City, Manila, The Philippines 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Dr Rowena Cristina L Guevara and Dr Carlos Primo David 

Project Summary

The overall goal of the intervention is to strengthen capacity and improve competitiveness of APEC Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as well as reducing emissions through low carbon technologies. Specifically the project aims to establish regional platform for discussing best practices and technology, and develop replicability strategies for energy efficiency and sustainable technology interventions in the APEC MSMEs, including mechanism to quantify the reduction of GHG emissions. A two-day energy efficiency forum and workshop will be organized that will bring together energy policy makers, technology developers, MSMEs industry representatives and government officials from the APEC member economies. The first day will focus on technical lectures and presentations where low carbon technologies and innovative best practices of APEC MSMEs will be presented.  The last day will discuss mechanisms and relevant policies for the establishment of regional platform for discussing best practices relating to promoting the voluntary adoption and diffusion of low carbon technologies and supporting their development and utilization through appropriate technology transfer and financing policies.

Relevance

MSMEs account for over 97% of all enterprises and employ over half of the workforce across APEC economies. MSMEs contribute significantly to economic growth, with a GDP share of 20-50% in major APEC economies.  There are more than 63 million MSMEs in APEC member economies of which about 10-15% belong to  the manufacturing and processing industry sectors[1]

MSMEs generate new jobs in the economy, thereby positively contributing to employment generation and poverty reduction. Most of the MSMEs in the manufacturing sector are component/part producers for the APEC multinational companies. Enhancing the MSMEs competitiveness will likewise improve the value chain product competitiveness. MSMEs that become embedded in the value chain of larger business can be spurred on to improve their own human and technological resources, thus improving their own productivity and performance. 

Based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, 21% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are attributed to the industry sector. Low carbon technologies, such as the utilization of energy- efficient and cost-effective renewable energy systems, can result in the reduction of production and energy costs as well as GHG emissions. This will thus improve MSMEs’ product cost competitiveness and at the same time lower their emission levels. With the enhancement of the product competitiveness allows MSMEs to gain wider market and compete at the global level, which eventually contributes to the GDP growth of developing economies. Likewise, the use of low carbon technologies reduces the GHG emission level of developing economies. 

Moreover, most of the MSMEs and SMEs, have limited technical capability and financial resources to invest in and utilize low carbon systems. According to a report on SME Finance Policy Guide[2], access to finance remains a key constraint to SMEs in least developed economies, which account to 41% in LCDs and 30% in developing economies. Most of them would prefer to invest in production line expansion or in higher-yielding investment rather than using low carbon systems with high investment cost and longer rate of return. Therefore, MSMEs generally encounter challenges on the significant cost of adopting resource conservation measures in low carbon to reduce cost of their energy utility and bring about change in patterns of demands for environment-friendly goods and services. 

The project will fill in the gap by providing technology sharing, information dissemination and transfer mechanism as well as identification of financing opportunity windows for the utilization of low carbon technologies for the MSMEs most especially in developing economies. To ensure this, the project will foster collaboration, as appropriate, with the following APEC Forum through the PPSTI Program Director: Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG), Energy Working Group (EWG), Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE), APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and other relevant APEC centers such as the APEC Center for Technology Foresight for technology solutions. 

This project is aligned with Rank 1 and Rank 2 APEC Funding Criteria as it specifically addresses MSME development, enhance supply chain competitiveness and sustainable growth through adoption of energy efficiency, low-carbon technology and alternative energy sources.

[1] Computed based on International Finance Corporation (IFC)-World Bank Group data,
 www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Industry_EXT_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/Industries/ Financial+Markets/msme+finance/sme+banking/msme-countryindicators)

[2] International Finance Corporation (IFC)-World Bank Group. SME Finance Policy Guide. (Washington, DC, 2011), pg 11.

Objectives

The key objectives of the proposed project that would improve the competitiveness of the APEC MSMEs value chain are the following: 

1) To identify best practices relating to promoting the voluntary adoption and diffusion of low carbon technologies and supporting their development and utilization through appropriate technology transfer and financing policies, and discuss relevant policies affecting APEC MSMEs;

2) To establish a voluntary data sharing platform of APEC MSMEs innovative best practices on low carbon technologies; and

3) To introduce the concept of carbon footprint labeling for MSMEs products.

Alignment

In line with the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) program thrusts to strengthen collaboration of member economies’ innovative capacity and innovation policy framework, the project initiative in developing the regional platform for discussing best practices and technology for adopting low carbon technologies falls within these thrusts. The development of a regional platform for discussing best practices, and the establishment of information sharing mechanism for APEC MSMEs innovative best practices on sustainable energy systems will complement with the APEC Energy Working Group Energy Smart Communities Initiative Knowledge Sharing Platform. This is through the integration of carbon footprinting estimation of MSME products and the introduction of renewable energy systems aside from energy efficient technologies. Carbon financing mechanism windows can also be introduced in the regional platform in order to open opportunities for MSMEs with meager resources. 

Improvement in energy efficiency has been recognized in the 2012 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting as one of the fastest and the most environmentally-sound and cost effective ways to address energy security, economic growth and climate change. At the end of the project, APEC MSMEs in the developing economies will have an increased awareness of energy efficiency best practices. Likewise, the development of technology platform and database will increase access to sustainable energy technologies, manpower development and financing opportunities for low carbon projects.

TILF/ASF Justification

The project dovetails to the requirements as specified in the Osaka Action Agenda, in particular Section C under Services on Item 3. The project will get the support under the APEC Support Fund Building Productive Capacity on the basis that it would result in capacity building in energy efficiency and conservation, particularly for APEC developing economies.  The project essentially involves data sharing of information and experience relating to innovative energy efficiency best practices. Moreover, it involves the development of a regional platform for discussing best practices and technology aimed at achieving sustainable economic development growth while improving MSMEs competitiveness and protecting the environment. 

It is targeted that the Forum will invite participants from MSMEs association or industry representative of the APEC member economies. The APEC SME Working Group will be consulted for the identification of APEC developing economies potential MSMEs participants, in particular, from the manufacturing/processing industry sectors. It would be more advantageous to engage APEC member economies’ MSMEs association representative participation in the Forum for better dissemination of the outputs.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: First day of the forum is expected to disseminate low carbon technologies, MSMEs best practices, financing mechanism window, carbon footprinting, discussing best practices and technology scenarios and related policies and member economies MSMEs technical support program. On the second day, policy recommendation for creating conducive environment towards enhancing the MSMEs competitiveness will be formulated. 

Under the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all Convention Parties are required to formulate and implement programs containing measures to mitigate climate change, which is called the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA), in the context of sustainable development, supported and enabled by technology, financing and capacity-building, in a measurable, reportable and verifiable measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) manner. 

The developing countries agreed to implement NAMAs through domestic and international resources. NAMAs seeking international support are recorded in a registry along with details of relevant technology, finance and capacity-building support. NAMAs supported by international donor economies are subject to MRV. In some donor economies, bilateral carbon off-set mechanism to provide technology transfer, financing and capacity-building are implemented. 

Taking these commitments as an opportunity for technical and financing support, an appropriate technical assistance, technology transfer and financing policy from APEC to espouse MSMEs competitiveness as one of the industry priorities under the NAMA GHG mitigation program should be formulated. The Forum participants can determine the relevant technology, finance and capacity-building seeking international support in mitigating GHG emission of the MSMEs industries as well as enhancing their competitiveness. 

Among the policies that can be derived in the forum are: bundling group of MSMEs for technical and financing assistance cooperation, technology promotion and transfer through demonstration project grants or soft loans innovation capacity enhancement through MSMEs need assessment and technical support from technology developers/providers, and mutual recognition of product carbon footprint labeling. 

Forum workshop proceedings with compilation of all presentation materials and highlights of the strategic action planning discussion will be prepared as part of the project summary output. These outputs will be posted at the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Website with particular icon highlighting the APEC MSMEs Project. 

Policy recommendations derived at the Forum and appropriate follow-up actions if needed to elevate these to the PPSTI and relevant APEC Working Groups will also be determined as part of the Forum outputs. 

Outcomes: The expected outcomes of the project will be:

1) Heightened awareness among participants in the workshop on best practices relating to energy efficiency measures and benefits of using low carbon technologies in MSMEs and the environment. While MSMEs may initially view low carbon economy as challenging, there are several opportunities that MSMEs should respond to – access to low carbon technologies and financing window would stimulate demand for green technologies. These innovations would translate to lower costs and increased profit margins in MSMES, as a result of maximizing energy efficiency and measures on resource conservation, of which the project endeavors low carbon opportunities for MSMEs in the APEC region. 

2) Increased knowledge and accessibility to sustainable energy technologies, manpower development and financing opportunities for low carbon projects. It is expected that a low carbon technology regional platform for discussing best practices and technology with financing opportunities window for MSMEs will be established and hosted at the DOST-PCIEERD website. An APEC MSMEs Low Carbon Project icon window will be created within the DOST-PCIEERD website. Henceforth, DOST-PCIEERD will maintain and update new relevant information of this website. 

3) Widened participation of stakeholders to voluntary contribute data or information in the regional platform for APEC MSMEs’ innovative best practices on low carbon technologies. The Forum output and relevant information for dissemination and sharing will be uploaded and accessible at the DOST-PCIEERD website. The project will seek request to  relevant APEC Working Groups (SMEWG, EWG, PPWE, ABAC), industry (Trade organisations, exports confederations, MSMEs, among others) and institutions, like regional center, technology provide, research and financial institutions (Microfinance and finance development organizations, central banks, etcetera), to loop their weblinks in the regional platform for wider information dissemination and sharing. 

4) Recognised effort to consciously introduce the concept of carbon footprint labelling in MSME products. As already mentioned, the establishment of information sharing mechanism for APEC MSMEs innovative best practices on sustainable energy systems will complement with the APEC Energy Working Group Energy Smart Communities Initiative Knowledge Sharing Platform. This is through the integration of carbon footprinting estimation of MSME products and the introduction of renewable energy systems aside from energy efficient technologies. 

5) Fostered collaboration among stakeholders from the government (Ministries of finance, trade, industry, and promotions, policy makers and regulatory boards, among others), industry (Trade organisations, exports confederations, MSMEs, among others), regional centers (Promotions and development agencies), academe (Professionals, consultants, or domain experts), technology provide, research and financial institutions (Microfinance and finance development organizations, central banks, intellectual property organizations, etcetera) to encourage innovations and green finance for energy efficiency measures in MSMEs.

Beneficiaries: The participants of the workshop will directly benefit from gaining knowledge, contacts and an increased knowledge on energy efficiency measures particularly using low carbon technologies in MSMEs and the environment. It is expected that forum output and relevant information for dissemination and sharing will be uploaded and accessible through a regional platform.  The main beneficiaries of this project would be: 

1) Government (Ministries of finance, trade, industry, and promotions, policy makers and regulatory boards, among others) particularly in APEC developing economies to have a transparent and systematic regional platform, thus supporting MSMEs competitiveness. In the most economies government sector, e.g. the Ministry of Trade and Industries creates conducive environment to increase MSMEs competitiveness through fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, technology transfer and financing opportunities. 

2) Industry such as technology providers play crucial role in offering solutions to enhance MSMEs’ competitiveness. The outputs of the project contribute to these beneficiaries’ interest by widening the window of opportunities to achieve a common goal of improving economy’s growth, industry competitiveness and in an environment-friendly manner. For MSMEs, project outcome can also help boost their productivity by decreasing production cost of goods and services and reducing technology barriers. The established regional mechanism/platform will eventually open the market and easy access of low carbon technologies and service providers for wider global market. 

3) Academia contributes largely to research providing policymakers and stakeholders in MSME and SMEs’ development. Experts and practitioners doing research in this field show certain kinds of methodologies and approaches to address gaps in policy and identify priorities in development processes for MSMEs[1]. Target speakers will be likewise invited in the forum to share their knowledge on enhancing national competitiveness through provision of support for MSMEs. 

4) AAPEC Working Groups, like EWG Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & New and Renewable Technologies, as possible source for technology providers, and APEC WG SMEs, as technology end-users, from different sectors, like food, metal casting, furniture & fixtures and other energy intensive MSMEs, Working Group on Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, financing experts, government department/ministry on trade and industry, as governing MSMEs policy makers, will be invited as speakers and participants in the forum to share their expertise and opinions.


[1]SME Policy, Academic Research and the Growth of Ignorance, Mythical Concepts, Myths, Assumptions, Rituals and Confusions, Sage Journals, accessed 28 October 2015,
http://isb.sagepub.com/content/18/3/13.abstract

Dissemination

The output of the project as described in Section 5 will be disseminated to the APEC member economies.  Forum outputs and proceedings will be uploaded in the DOST-PCIEERD website. It is targeted that this information will be disseminated with relevant APEC Working Groups through website links.

More specifically, the Project will produce the following outputs for dissemination:

1)  A two-day technical seminar/workshop will be conducted in the Philippines to be participated by different stakeholders from government, academe, industries and experts from low carbon technologies and carbon footprinting, and carbon financing opportunities. The workshop is designed to cover a wide consultation on the establishment of regional platform for discussing and identifying best practices and technology relating to promotion of voluntary adoption and diffusion of low carbon technologies and supporting their development. 

2) Final project summary output such as workshop proceedings with compilation of all presentation materials and highlights of the strategic action planning discussion will be prepared and uploaded in the regional platform.

3)  Internet dissemination: All the materials, including workshop invitations, meeting notes, news publication and the collecting templates will be available on the DOST-PCIEERD website. Web links to relevant APEC Working Groups (SMEWG, EWG, PPWE, ABAC), industry (Trade organizations, exports confederations, MSMEs, among others) and institutions, like regional center, technology provide, research and financial institutions (Microfinance and finance development organizations, central banks) will be requested to be created as well to cater wider information dissemination and sharing.

4) Feedback Action Mechanism: The website will foster participation of participants and MSME stakeholders in online discussions and keep them updated on the project.

Gender

The project will ensure the involvement of both genders in the project. Gender equality has been mainstreamed in all S&T activities of the economy, thus a similar strategy will be adopted to maximize the involvement of both genders. 

A number of MSMEs are led by women and majority of MSMEs in the peripheral region employ women.  Enhancing MSMEs competitiveness and reducing greenhouse gases in some extent contributes to their productivity through efficient use of energy, less emission exposure, better work condition from cleaner environment and reduced health risk. Based on IFS’s Enterprise Finance Gap Assessment Database, 43% of SMEs are women-owned in East Asia Pacific region for 12,455,846 SMEs surveyed. It is targeted that about 50% of the speakers, participants and project organizers/implementers engaged are women. Women led MSMEs will be invited to present their relevant experiences and encouraged to participate in the Forum. Data source on women led MSMEs can be taken through HRDWG, PPWE, and from APEC developing economies[1] such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines. The proposing economy as well as co-sponsoring economies will also make every endeavor to distribute project outputs to women engaged in the agencies or organizations identified as beneficiaries of this project. 

Also within the project, a number of female research staff is also involved in the planning, management, allocation of resources and implementation of a project; taking steps to ensure equitable participation by men and women in the workshop; and making efforts to disseminate project results to stakeholders particularly women.


[1] Access to Trade and Growth of Women’s SMEs in APEC Developing Economies: Evaluating Business Environments in Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines. The  Asia Foundation. (San Francisco, California, USA, 2013).

Work Plan

Methodology: The project will be carried out in three-phases as described below in the timeline: 

Phase 1 (January 2016-August 2016): Scoping, Design and Preparation of Technical Seminar/Workshop Activities

The Philippines, particularly the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the Project Overseer. The Project Overseer will establish a coordination mechanism to get the active involvement and participation of all project players (APEC developing economies). Government ministries of finance, trade, industry, and promotions, policy makers and regulatory boards, among others, industry stakeholders such as trade organizations, exports confederations, MSMEs), with MSMEs-related initiatives in selected APEC developing economies, will be consulted for the design and development of the Seminar/Workshop activities. Partner institutions of DOST and co-sponsoring economies may provide assistance in this area to encompass all possible stakeholders. 

Experts from the developed APEC economies will be invited to provide technical lectures and share innovative best practices in energy efficiency, financing opportunities, technology transfer platform, relevant policies in their respective countries. Selected APEC from developing economies will also be invited to present low carbon technology applications, highlighting their MSMEs energy efficiency efforts and best practices, which will serve as inputs to policy recommendations. Relevant APEC Working Groups will be requested to present their program to determine complementation of efforts and resources for sustaining the initiative. 

Phase 2 (September 2016): Technical Seminar/Workshop Proper

A two-day technical seminar/workshop will be conducted in the Philippines.  Messages by key officials from APEC and the host economy (Philippines) followed by technical lectures by the invited experts will be delivered on the first day.  This activity will be followed by a workshop to discuss relevant issues pertaining to data sharing information and technology transfer platform among APEC developing economies. Determination of the NAMA’s intervention for MSMEs technology, financing and capacity building support will be summarized as part of the Forum output.

Phase 3: (Final Report Preparation and Submission)

The final report will be prepared in accordance with the APEC format by the Project overseer in coordination with the participating APEC developing economies. Relevant comments gathered from all the participating APEC developing economies will be considered and incorporated in the report prior to submission.

Risks

Phase 1: (Design and Development of Seminar/Workshop Activities)

Risk 1: Lack of interest and slow response from the selected government/industry from APEC developing economies.

Action: DOST-Philippines as the Project Overseer will ensure close collaboration with APEC economies that participated in the PPSTI 6 Meeting in Manila, Philippines. A follow-up mechanism will be established to get timely response from the identified stakeholders. The Project Overseer will also seek the assistance of co-sponsoring economies to ensure participation of target stakeholders.

Phase 2 and 3: (Seminar/Workshop Proper and Finalization of Report) 

Risk 2: Unclear response from the participating APEC developing economies during the event. 

Action: The co-sponsoring economies and relevant APEC Working Groups will be requested to assist in inviting participants and speakers in the Forum. 

Risk 3: Non-submission or delayed submission of comments on the draft reports that cause delay in the preparation of report and concrete recommendation

Action: Project Overseer will facilitate an aggressive discussion during the workshop to encourage the participating APEC developing economies to provide timely, adequate and quality response. Survey forms will also be disseminated during the workshop to gather initial comments and recommendations from participants. 

Risk 4: Most of the MSMEs have limited technical capability and financial resources to invest in and utilize low carbon systems. This can be considered a risk, as it poses an option for MSMEs to invest in production line expansion or in higher-yielding investment rather than using low carbon systems with high investment cost and longer rate return. 

Action: The forum will discuss opportunities for MSMEs to access low carbon technologies, MSMEs best practices, financing mechanism window, carbon footprinting, technology transfer scenarios and related policies from the experts and concerned stakeholders of the project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

An evaluation process will be established based on the APEC Framework for Project Evaluation. In the evaluation, key issues will include the results of the project; the extent to which the project contributed to capacity building; and effectiveness of information sharing on best practices and lessons learned as well as the regional platform/mechanism for discussing best practices and technology.

Project outcome impact can be monitored by the number of people accessing the websites through the number of website hits. Further, website new development and information update uploads are also good success indicators of project impact. Project evaluation survey results of the forum may be included in the website to establish online discussion on relevant topics. A feedback action mechanism can be created in the website for the same purpose.  As already noted, almost half of SMEs are women-owned in East Asia Pacific region, which gives representation in the forum from the group. Their relevant experiences and success stories can be posted in the website.

Linkages

A wide variety of stakeholders will be engaged during the forum considering that factors affecting MSMEs competitiveness do not only limit to technology, raw materials availability, production and marketing but also on domestic and inter-regional policies. Therefore, experts from various sectors such as the government and academe will also be invited to actively participate in the workshop to get their inputs on the establishment of regional platform for discussing best practices and technology and low carbon database. In addition, Non-APEC stakeholders with expertise on low carbon technologies will also be invited to share their best practices for possible adaption in the APEC SMEs. These experts will be sourced out from co-sponsoring economies with networks on energy efficiency practitioners and service providers. 

Relevant APEC fora such as SMEs and Energy Working Groups will likewise be invited to avoid duplication and determine complementation of activities as well as possible information sharing web-based links. It is noted that several related projects on energy efficiency measures have already been made by these working groups, which may be helpful on this project. Moreover, the EWG Expert Group on Energy Efficiency (EGEEC) and Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies (EGNRET) met in the Philippines this year.  Both the EGEEC and EGNRET are involved in projects related to EWG’s low carbon and sustainable cities activities.  Definitively SMEs are important to both energy efficiency and renewable energy development at the local level. This project may build on EWG’s past work on both project financing and technology development areas. Similarly to ESCI Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP), it would also be good to integrate the KSP, since it is a two way website set up specifically to share information across the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.  It will also be effective for the Project Overseer to attend the said APEC Working Groups meeting to develop cooperation program, avoid duplication of efforts and rationalize the use of APEC resources. 

The project is complementary with the Energy Working Group’s Energy Smart Communities Initiative Knowledge Sharing Platform, as it brings together sustainable energy systems practices in the APEC region. It is best to have an integration of carbon footprinting estimation of MSME products and the introduction of renewable energy systems aside from energy efficient technologies. More importantly, this project builds up support of PPSTI in the APEC Implementation Plan for the Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSME – that is to strengthen institutional support for MSMEs through, a) Promotion the use of science, technology and innovation (STI) in raising the quality of products and services of MSMEs for global markets; and b) Development of STI policy recommendations in support of MSMEs.

Sustainability

The Project Overseer will create a Web-based Project Information System wherein participating APEC economies will be given access so that they can input information about their projects related to this initiative, where website visitors can post or seek inquiries, provide feedback and additional information. Any postings from the website visitors will be monitored by DOST-PCIEERD and appropriate action will be taken for any inquiries. The website visitors’ postings will likewise be reviewed and assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of the project outcomes. 

The Project icon window posted at the DOST-PCIEERD website will have the capability to monitor the number of visits or hits. This Project icon window will be maintained by the DOST-PCIEERD. 

Increased production of more sustainable goods and creation of new markets and technology solutions can be considered as a long-term impact of the project, after the MSMEs in developing economies could establish and benefit from their own low carbon technologies. 

In addition, using the developed evaluation assessment tool based on APEC Framework Project Evaluation, the progress on the outcomes and impacts can be closely measured and monitored.

Project Overseers

The DOST-Philippines is the Project Overseer and is tasked to manage the project and in delivering the expected outputs.  The DOST is the premier government agency that handles all S&T activities in the Philippines and provides financial and technical support related to energy efficiency implementation projects.  Low carbon technologies, like energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, are included in the priority program of the DOST in increasing MSMEs competitiveness in an environment-friendly manner.

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Not Applicable.

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Not Applicable.

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