The project, which builds on an earlier Australian self-funded project, aims to undertake research in volunteer economies to develop case studies and to share the research findings in national workshops in participating economies. It consists of two parts:
a) Case studies (September 2018- April 2019): identify providers to undertake case study/ies in working with volunteer member economies (with professional body representatives, regulators, government officials, academia and the private sector) in undertaking research work. The research will largely be an assessment of regulatory practices and behind-the-border barriers identified by practitioners. As an output, volunteer economies will receive a customised report on their national barriers, which they can usefully take forward in starting their domestic reform processes.
b) National Workshops (May-June 2019): undertake national workshops in volunteer economies to disseminate the research findings and identify workable solutions to address barriers. Workshops will be held in May-June 2019 in member economies.