Project Title

APEC Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Retail SMEs in the Internet and Digital Economy 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

SME 02 2019A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SME 02 2019A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Retail SMEs in the Internet and Digital Economy 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

110,000 

Co-funding Amount

25,585 

Total Project Value

135,585 

Sponsoring Forum

Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) 

Topics

Small and Medium Enterprises 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Hong Kong, China; Japan; Mexico; Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/05/2019 

Expected Completion Date

30/09/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Vu Lien Huong 

Job Title 1

Head, Division for APEC and International Economic Cooperation 

Organization 1

Ministry of Industry and Trade 

Postal Address 1

54 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 

Telephone 1

(84-24) 22205419 

Fax 1

(84-24) 22202525 

Email 1

patbeo81@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Vu Lien Huong 

Project Summary

Distribution services are a dynamic high value-added downstream activity, occupying a strategic position along the pathway to market, connecting goods and services to final consumers. In APEC economies, especially in a number of developing ones, retail is the largest industry in terms of both share of output and employment (APEC Policy Support Unit, May 2017).  Since small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 97 per cent of all business and employ over half of the workforce across APEC economies, it is also commonly accepted that SMEs play an important role in the rapidly growing retailing sector.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has brought about unprecedented opportunities as well as challenges. The retail sector, therefore, is undergoing a major transformation, driven by the rapid expansion of the Internet and digital economy.

Our objective is holding a 2-day workshop in Viet Nam to discuss the current state-of-play of retail SMEs, opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy and suggest recommendations on how to assist retail SMEs to reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: Distribution services are a dynamic high value-added downstream activity, occupying a strategic position along the pathway to market, connecting goods and services to final consumers. In APEC economies, especially in a number of developing ones, retail is the largest industry in terms of both share of output and employment (APEC Policy Support Unit, May 2017).  Since small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 97 per cent of all business and employ over half of the workforce across APEC economies, it is also commonly accepted that SMEs play an important role in the rapidly growing retailing sector.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has brought about unprecedented opportunities as well as challenges. The retail sector, therefore, is undergoing a major transformation, driven by the rapid expansion of the Internet and digital economy. For SMEs, this means they need to make efforts to adapt to new and fierce competitive pressure, transform or build new business models and develop new skills.

In this context, Viet Nam propose to hold a 2-day APEC Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Retail SMEs in the Internet and Digital Economy in Viet Nam in 2020 to (i) discuss the current state-of-play of retail SMEs, opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy, (ii) present successful case studies of retail SMEs in some APEC economies and (iii) suggest recommendations on how to assist retail SMEs to reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy.

Previously, APEC projects have touched on some angles of SMEs in the Internet and Digital Economy such as facilitating and utilization of the flow of information and fostering digital literacy (SME 07 2017A Digital Economy Workshop/Dialogue), sharing experiences and identifying best practices to support SMEs on e-commerce practices (SME 04 2017A APEC Digital Economy and E-Commerce Forum: Fostering E-Commerce to MSMEs Access to Regional and Global Markets) etc.

This particular project is differed from previous APEC projects since it will focus on some challenges that retail SMEs has to face in the Internet and Digital Economy such as (i) selecting the right on-line business model in accordance with their resources and capabilities and (ii) utilizing digital technology applications to manage the business, orders and stocks.

Workshop Session will also include introducing digital tools for SME owners and staffs and practical exercise for them to familiarize with such tools.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: This project seeks ASF General Fund

This project is eligible for ASF General Fund as the project support capacity building needs for APEC developing economies through a workshop. In addition, the funding priority areas covered by ASF General Fund are the ECOTECH Priority Themes which one of them is “developing and strengthening the dynamism of SMEs” so this project falls under the priority areas of ASF General Fund.

Relevance – Capacity Building: SMEs play an important role in economic activities in all APEC developing economies. They account for approximately 99% of all APEC developing economies’ businesses and employ between 50 and 97 per cent of employment in many economies. In addition, SMEs contribute significantly to economic growth, with their share of GDP ranging from 20 per cent to 50 per cent in most APEC economies[1]

They are also the largest source of domestic employment across all economic sectors. The SME sector also provides opportunities for women and youth to participate in the economic development.

Since this project is expected to equip MSMEs with opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy and suggest recommendations on how to assist retail SMEs to reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy, it will help to foster capacity of SMEs in developing economies as well as their internationalization.

The uniqueness of this project is will focus on some challenges that retail SMEs has to face in the Internet and Digital Economy such as (i) selecting the right on-line business model in accordance with their resources and capabilities and (ii) utilizing digital technology applications to manage the business, orders and stocks. Workshop Session will also include introducing digital tools for SME owners and staffs and practical exercise for them to familiarize with such tools. Organizers believe that with above knowledge and practical experiences, SMEs’ digital capacities will be built and enhance to cope with evolving pressure in the Internet and Digital Economy.

Developing economies that send participants to this Workshop will benefit the most since such participants can learn knowledge, exercises and withdraw lessons from the Workshop.

Objectives

Our objective is holding a workshop to discuss the current state-of-play of retail SMEs, opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy and suggest recommendations on how to assist retail SMEs to reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy. There are many ways to provide assistance to SMEs. In this Workshop, we expect that target participants will be SMEs and SMEs associations since organizers would like to build capacities for them (as highlighted in Section 1).

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: In the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Declaration, it is said “We recognize the significance of enabling the full participation of all sectors and segments of our society, especially...micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to achieving inclusive growth. We underscore the importance of empowering them with the ability to contribute to and benefit from future growth.”  In addition, APEC Leaders also reiterated “the significance of the participation of MSMEs in global commerce to inclusive growth and will take action to facilitate such participation. We recognize that internationally-oriented MSMEs can make substantial contributions to poverty reduction through employment creation, productivity improvements, and economies of scale.” 

In 2016 APEC Economic Leaders emphasized that “Strengthening of MSMEs will imply concrete progress in increasing their innovation capacities and competitiveness, including intellectual property rights commercialization, work towards guaranteeing access to financial means and capacity building, enhancing their participation in the internet and digital economy and through electronic commerce, reducing the technological gap, strengthening ethical business practices to support MSMEs’ growth and cross border trade, progressively inducing a shift into a more sustainable, eco-friendly and green production, and supporting their internationalization including through the means of ICT.”

This project will help to implement Leaders’ instructions as it will help retail MSMEs to understand opportunities and challenges from the Internet and digital economy as well as suggest recommendations on how to assist retail SMEs to reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy.

Alignment – Forum: 
This project is in line with the 2017-2020 SMEWG Strategic Plan as in the Plan, one of four priority areas is “entrepreneurship, innovation, and the Internet and digital economy” with one of objectives is to “help SMEs to build capabilities to take advantage of and compete effectively in the Internet and digital economy.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: 

Output

Description

Workshop

A 2-day Workshop held in Viet Nam in May 2020.

Discussions topics for the Workshop may include overview on digital economy and distribution services in general and retailing industry in particular; on-line business models for SMEs; digital skills for MSMEs in doing business; case studies of successful retail MSMEs in APEC member economies who has been applying digital technology; how can women in retail in particular face the opportunities and challenges presented in the Internet and Digital Economy etc.

Although there is no one-size-fits-all business model or application, Workshop presentations will include Sessions introducing several popular on-line business models and digital technology applications that SMEs can consider to apply in their daily operations.

Differed from previous projects, this Workshop will include at least 50% of its time on unique, special and new content such as on-line business models, digital technology applications, how can women in retail in particular face the opportunities and challenges presented in the Internet and Digital Economy etc.

The Workshop will gather various stakeholders such as government officials, experts from academia, the private sector (SMEs), business associations, and international organizations (WTO, OECD etc.)

Speakers at the Workshop should possess profound knowledge on the digital economy and/ or retailing industry such as knowledge on cross-border e-commerce, digital tools applicable for SMEs in managing order, business, stocks, challenges in retail industry etc.

Particularly:

+ Target participants: SME and SME Associations who are operating and experiencing in the retail sector. Priority will be given to micro and small enterprises that are in the early stage of technology preparedness since they are relatively new in reaping benefits from the digital and Internet economy;

+ Government officials, academia, business associations and international organizations (WTO, OECD etc.): to share relevant researches and experiences in accordance with topics of discussions;

+ Government officials (from government agencies in charge of developing SME-related policies and regulations, digital economy policies and regulations): to discuss possible APEC-level or economy-level actionable policy/ initiative to address challenges that SMEs facing in the Internet and digital economy.

Project Summary Report

A Project Summary Report (ranging from 5 to 15 pages) with outcomes and recommendations from the Workshop will be presented to SMEWG. Such report will be composed of the following, but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project; briefings of the presentations made at the Workshop, including best practices (if any); briefings on discussions at the Workshop; suggested recommendations made by Workshop attendants and the project consultant.

This Report be published and uploaded onto the APEC Publication website.

Recommendations

Participants at the Workshop will provide recommendations for APEC on next steps through 2020 and beyond. Especially, Workshop participants will propose future activities, specific action based policy suggestions or actionable plans for industries in the private sector with the link of SMEWG’s work and plans.

Recommendations will be a part of the Project Summary Report.

An Evaluation Survey right after the completion of the Workshop

To be conducted by Workshop participants, in order to have some insight to the success of the event.

An Evaluation Survey 6 months after the completion of the Workshop

To be conducted by Workshop participants, in order to assess the achievement of the project’s outcome (for example: evidence of change in sales of SMEs or in retail policies/regulation after attending the workshop, participants’ feedbacks)

Outcomes: The Workshop is an important activity for various stakeholders such as government officials (who has expertise in MSME or retailing in the digital economy), experts from academia, the private sector, business associations, and international organizations (WTO, OECD, World Customs Organization etc.), among others, to understand and discuss about opportunities and challenges for retail SMEs in the digital economy, skills in using digital technology and platform to retail, case studies of retail SMEs with digitalization, etc.

The Workshop also provides opportunities for the participants to create a network among APEC economies and experts, which has a potential to provide inputs to and facilitate future discussions. The Workshop is expected to lead to a strengthened capability of participants get knowledge and information absorbed from the Workshop on the retailing industry in the digital economy.

After the Workshop, with knowledge and information absorbed from the Workshop, in short-medium and long terms, participants will be able to (i) understand about opportunities and challenges for retailing industry in the digital age, (ii) withdraw lessons from other SMEs in developing their retail using digital technology/ advantages and (for SMEs) possibly apply them in their daily work/ business operation, (iii) several MSMEs participants may even think of changing their business models to better adapt with the digital economy and avoid competitive pressures etc.

During the Workshop, speakers and participants will have 1 Session to suggest recommendations. In the Workshop evaluation form, there will also be a Session for recommendations. Recommendations from the Workshop and from the evaluation form will be included in the Project Summary Report, which will be circulated to all Workshop speakers, participants and SMEWG. These recommendations will include followed up or additional APEC activities/ initiatives that APEC should have as well as specific action based policy suggestions or actionable plans for industries in the private sector. This is a resource for APEC economies to consider in furthering capacity building, policies and actions on retail MSMEs at economy’s or APEC’s level.

Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries of the project are retail MSMEs and MSME associations, as they are the targeted audience of this Workshop. Public sector representatives (especially in the area of trade facilitation) can also benefit from understanding the situation, opportunities and possible challenges that the Internet and digital economy brings and therefore may use such information as background to work policy and regulatory making.

Regarding Workshop participation, the Organizers will encourage participants from SME associations or a typical retail MSME in an economy since these participants will either be able to disseminate information from the Dialogue to similar events in their home economies or able to provide pragmatic experience during Q&A at the Dialogue. Such participants will be selected and nominated through APEC economies’ SMEWG focal points.

Dissemination

Hard copies (presentations of the Workshop) will be provided to all the Workshop’s participants. Electronic publication (presentations of the Workshop and project summary report) will also be sent to Workshop speakers and participants to disseminate the Workshop’s documents widely.  APEC’s official website (APEC Meeting Documentation Database) will be the main one to upload the documents (project summary report). Organizers will encourage participants to circulate documents domestically to assure effectiveness in dissemination. A Project Summary Report of the Workshop will also be prepared and submitted to SMEWG. It will be published on APEC Publications website. APEC Publications Toolkit will be used for guidance on how an APEC report of this format should be written and presented.

No intention to sell outputs arising from this project.


Gender

This proposal is relevant to three of the five pillars that APEC have identified by APEC for promoting women’s economic empowerment, including Access to Market and Skills, Capacity Building. In particular, the project will address 3 pillars of the Gender Criteria stated in Appendix G of the Guidebook on APEC Projects (Access to Markets; Skills, Capacity Building, Health; Innovation and Technology) through the implementation of its outputs.

In economies like Indonesia or Viet Nam, above 10% of SMEs are owned by women (statistics in 2013) so this Workshop will contribute to better reap benefits from the Internet and digital economy as well as to foster their capacity.  

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. Project proponents of this Workshop are women. The Workshop organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the Workshop.  The organizers will encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to SMEWG focal points will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants.

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the Workshop will include information on gender for disaggregating of data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men.

Organizers set the target of 40% of Workshop participants will be female. The organizers commit to setting a target of 2 female speakers/moderators out of 7 speakers/moderators (28%).  If this is not possible, it will be noted in the Project Summary Report and a follow up action identified to look at why there is a shortage of qualified women in this area.


Work Plan

Date

Activities

Deliverables

October 2019 – February 2020

Prepare human resources for the project

Contracting project staffs

February – March 2020

Draft program and develop agenda

- Seeking nomination of speakers/participants

Program agenda and topics

March – April 2020

Send invitation letters

Venue booking (logistics and documentation)

Follow up on participants and speakers

Draft invitation and admin circular

Workshop materials

April 2020

Monitoring report to be submitted to APEC Secretariat

Monitoring Report

May 2020

Two (2) day Workshop in Viet Nam

Host Workshop

June - August 2020

Circulation of draft Project Summary Report to Workshop speakers and participants for review and consideration

Circulation of draft Project Summary Report to APEC Secretariat for review and consideration

Project Summary Report to be submitted to SMEWG

Draft Project Summary Report

Project Summary Report

November 2020

Circulation of Completion Report to APEC Secretariat for review and consideration

Completion report to be submitted to SMEWG

Completion report

June 2021

Participation in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat

Evaluation forms

Risks

Risks associated with the Workshop will be minimal. One of the risks is ensuring the selection of good speakers in order to make the most of the Workshop. The Organizers will work with the co-sponsor economies and relevant international organizations and institutions to get recommendations of potential speakers. There may be last-minute speaker cancellations. That risk will be managed by identifying possible back-up speakers in advance of the event.

Another risk is delay of nomination from APEC economies. Organizers will manage such risk by working with other economies to ensure relevant candidates are selected for participation and will follow the responses to invitation. Outreach to be conducted when needed to receive nominations from non-responding economies.

Given the above tendency, the project risk is not having the desired number of funded participants. Organizers will work closely with each travel eligible economy to urge nominations of participants to attend the Workshop. Another option is the organizers will work with Viet Nam Trade Office in APEC economies to get support in having travel eligible participants.

A risk identified is not getting the right speakers.  To further mitigate this risk the PO engages with the POs from previous projects and co-sponsor economies in this area to help identity ideal speakers.  A risk is also associated with the nomination of right participants. To mitigate this risk, in the General Information note of the Workshop, organizers will request SMEWG focal points to select and nominate participants who are either SME or representative of SME associations in retail industry.

There may be a risk of APEC economies that are reluctant to apply the knowledge learned and recommendations from the Project. To mitigate this risk, the project will provide clear guidance through exercise on how to apply digital technologies/ applications for retail SMEs.

Finally, a risk could be outcomes of the Workshop may not be as fruitful and productive as expected. To mitigate this risk, the consultant will work closely with PO and co-sponsor economies to design the draft agenda and selecting appropriate speakers. 

Monitoring and Evaluation

The Workshop’s Organizers will work closely and regularly with co-sponsor economies in determining the content of the agenda, selection of speakers, moderators, experts and participants for the Workshop. The project will adhere strictly to APEC project implementation procedures.

Estimated indicators: Number of speakers/ participants, number of participating economies and diversification (in gender and sectors) of speakers/ participants. These targets will be referenced during the progress of this project, and compared with, when measuring the indicators at project completion and report the results in the Completion Report (under the Evaluation section) to the Secretariat.

Number of speakers/moderators: 8

Number of participants: 60

Number of participating economies and organizations: 10

Gender of speakers and participants: already provided in Gender section

Sectors of speakers and participants: government, private, academic, association, international organizations

An evaluation form will be prepared and distributed to all participants as well as the speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the Workshop with respect to the relevance on the topics, presentations by speakers, overall impact and suggestions for further improvement and/or activities for future projects. The organizing committee will compile all comments and reflect them into the final Project Summary Report, which will be submitted to the APEC SMEWG for consideration.

Estimated indicators: Score of satisfaction on substance, speakers, logistic arrangements, impacts etc. in the questionnaires responded from participants (organizers: at least 90 out of 100 score of satisfaction)

The Project Summary Report and Workshop documents will be made available to Workshop participants and the APEC Secretariat. The draft Project Summary Report on the outcome of the Workshop, including recommendations, will be sent to APEC Secretariat for review before finalization.

Estimated indicators: (i) Progress of draft and final Project Summary Reports; (ii) Dissemination of draft and final Project Summary Reports to participants and SMEWG; (iii) Number of recommendations (expected from organizers: at least 8 recommendations in terms of future policies, action plans, initiatives, activities)

To assess the achievement of the Project, organizers will conduct 2 surveys: one right after the completion of the Workshop and the other is 6 month after the completion of the Workshop. Detailed information was provided in Section “Output”

Estimated indicators: Number of returned survey; Analysis of survey.

Linkages

Engagement: Project organizers will bring together: policy-makers/ regulators of APEC economies in the retail sector, experts from international organizations such as WTO, OECD, academic representatives etc. to share relevant information and perspectives. On completion of the Workshop, a Project Summary Report  with recommendations will be circulated to SMEWG for reference.

Previous work: APEC had a wide range of projects regarding SMEs and digital economy such as: Retailing Services – Potential for and Challenges to Enhancing SME Participation in Supply Chains in APEC, EC 01 2019S The Digital Economy Measurement, Regulation and Inclusion (focusing on regulation and measurement of the digital economy), SME 02 2019S APEC SME Digital Economy Forum (a half day project, focusing on improving APEC SMEs digital economic competitiveness, independent innovation ability and self-development ability through presenting APEC SME digital economic development trends, technical solutions, successful practices and other related activities), CTI 29 2017A Public – Private Dialogue on Existing and Emerging Issues related to E-commerce and Digital Economy (focusing on deepening discussions on three important issues: Online Consumer Protection, the Development and Dissemination of New Technologies (Cloud Computing and Big Data) and the Development of Electronic Transmitted Content in APEC Economies), SME 04 2017A APEC Digital Economy and E-commerce Forum: Fostering E-commerce to MSMEs Access to Regional and Global Markets (focusing on raising awareness MSME, start-up and women entrepreneurs to adopt the Digital Economy and E-commerce as the best strategy to access to regional and global markets and sharing experiences and  identify best practices to support MSMEs on  ecommerce practices as a new and innovative model of doing business by policy makers, MSMEs and academy), SME 07 2017A Digital Economy Workshop/Dialogue (focusing on facilitating and utilization of the flow of information and fostering digital literacy), SME 05 2015 Enhancing Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Access to the Digital Economy (focusing on increasing the knowledge of APEC member economies on the opportunities and challenges faced by MSMEs in accessing the digital economy – particularly financial systems including ePayment; best practices and recommendations for developing policies that facilitate MSME growth in the digital economy)

This project is differed from previous APEC projects since it will focus on some challenges that retail SMEs particularly has to face in the Internet and Digital Economy such as (i) selecting the right on-line business model in accordance with their resources and capabilities and (ii) utilizing digital technology applications to manage the business, orders and stocks. Workshop Session will also include introducing digital tools for SME owners and staffs and practical exercise for them to familiarize with such tools.

APEC’s comparative advantage: APEC is the best source of funding for this project because APEC has been working actively on trade facilitation as well as MSMEs development. The results of the Workshop will contribute to the overall APEC work.

Sustainability

The Workshop will include one Session for speakers and participants to provide recommendations on next steps/topics that APEC should take. In previous projects, these Sessions were very important as they paved the ways for furthering activities that APEC can do to build and enhance capacities for MSMEs from developing economies.

APEC economies can take in recommendations and spread the experiences and lessons in a wider range. Recommendations from the Workshop is very important, since organizers will encourage and facilitation discussions on possible, actionable policies to assist retail SMEs to reap the benefits from Internet and digital economy.

Experts can make use of results or outcomes of this project in expected future projects. Participants can create cooperative network or means of future exchange of ideas and discussions.

Possible future actions and actional policies to be reflected in the Project Summary Report will be discussed at SMEWG, in close consultations with other related APEC sub-fora such as CTI.

This contact list of a network including Workshop’s speakers and participants will be compiled and circulated at SMEWG. The Project Summary Report will suggest next steps based on the discussions of the Workshop. Such Project Summary Report will be submitted to SMEWG.

The Project Summary Report will be published. The document will be key to the sustainability of the project and visibility of APEC work.

The evaluation survey to be conducted 6 months after the completion of the Workshop will to assess the achievement of the project’s outcome (for example: evidence of change in sales of SMEs or in retail policies/regulation after attending the workshop, participants’ feedback).

Project Overseers

Ms Vu Lien Huong got her Master Degree in the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom. Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in APEC cooperation activities, including those under the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI), SOM supervision, SCE and APEC Ministerial processes etc. She is the Representative of Viet Nam in CTI.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Consultant (240 hours total) with estimated tasks and working hours as followed: will review and propose to PO on Workshop location (20 hours), work with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda (30 hours); develop General Information note for the Workshop (20 hours); take notes at the Workshop (20 hours); develop and finalize Project Summary Report with recommendations (80 hours); prepare draft surveys for the project (30 hours) - the survey circulated to participants prior to the event is prepared by the contractor; gather Workshop attendance list to be included in the Completion Report (20 hours); work as a coordinator in all substantive matters such as coordinate in inviting international and local speakers/ moderators/ participants, selecting venues for field trip, Welcome dinner (if any) etc. (20 hours). Seek APEC Funding.

Secretaries: will assist consultant to organize the Workshop (substance and paperwork) (400 hours total), self-fund.

Short-term staffs (clerks): will handle logistic arrangements for the organization of the Workshop (400 hours total), self-fund.

Waivers

Waiver

Justification

Waiver for advance payment

Travel airfare, per diem for speakers, active participants – to encourage participation in the project.

Waiver to fund governmental officials from non-travel eligible member economies, non-APEC members and representatives of international organizations as speakers for airfare and per diem

Most of the time, even non-travel eligible member economies government officials are subject to budgetary constraints as such, withdrawal of commitment from the project is unavoidable. PO will seek for SMEWG’s approval in case of non-member participants/speakers attending the Workshop.


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