Project Title

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for MSMEs' Integration into Global Value Chains in Agriculture and Food Sector 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

SME 10 2019A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SME 10 2019A 

Project Title

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for MSMEs' Integration into Global Value Chains in Agriculture and Food Sector 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific and Global Value Chains (FTAAP and GVCs) 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

120,000 

Co-funding Amount

30,585 

Total Project Value

150,585 

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; China; Mexico; Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/01/2020 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Pham Quynh Mai 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director General 

Organization 1

Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(84-4) 22205522 

Fax 1

(84-4) 22202525 

Email 1

maipq@moit.gov.vn and 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

Pham Quynh Mai 

Project Summary

Agriculture makes a substantial economic contribution to most APEC member economies, and the issues of food security and safety are of critical importance to the region. In line with the APEC Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chains 2020-2025 (the Blueprint 2.0) which was recently endorsed by APEC Trade Ministers in May 2019, Viet Nam proposed to hold 2-day Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for MSMEs' Integration into Global Value Chain in Agriculture and Food Sector in Viet Nam in 2020. 

Our objective is to exchange information on impediments that MSMEs encounter in accessing and participating in the Global Value Chain (specifically in the agriculture and food sector) through a Dialogue and thereafter develop a set of recommendations as a reference tool for APEC economies to tackle the impediments that MSMEs encounter in accessing integrating into the Global Value Chain in the agriculture and food sector.

Target participants of the project: SME and SME Associations who are operating in the agriculture and food sector and participating in the agriculture and food value chain(s). For SMEs, they could be agriculture and food producers, processing factories or distributors.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: 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. With global value chains (GVCs) playing a prominent role in the international trading system, it is hugely beneficial for MSMEs to integrate into the GVCs. GVCs require the participation of businesses that can make the production process most efficient. By participating in GVCs, MSMEs can access global markets either directly or indirectly. Many believe that a convenient and popular way is for MSMEs to participant in supply chains established by multinational corporations and contribute their efforts accordingly[1]. Multinational corporations are “supported by a small number of preferred first-tier suppliers, which are supplied by other suppliers and so on, forming a tiered structure consisting of large and small enterprises” (Integrating SMEs into Global Value Chains: Challenges and Policy Actions in Asia).

However, in order to do so, SMEs participating in the agri-business sector face challenges including but not limited to:

-   Lack of awareness of GVCs and their possible roles within GVCs;

-   Lack of capabilities that enable participation in GVCs[2].

APEC Leaders have continuously recognized the importance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and considered that they are a significant driver of development and innovation in the Asia-Pacific region. To support MSMEs’ growth potential, Leaders have committed to continue building competitive, open and transparent business environments, assist MSMEs’ internationalization and export, strengthen their access to markets and financing, and promote innovation as a key competitive advantage for MSMEs.

APEC Leaders have also agreed on promoting development of, and cooperation in, Global Value Chains (GVCs), building on the existing work on connectivity within the fora, including the approval of APEC Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chains Development and Cooperation in 2014. Furthermore, the APEC Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chains 2020-2025 (the Blueprint 2.0) was recently endorsed by APEC Trade Ministers in May 2019.

Meanwhile, agriculture makes a substantial economic contribution to most APEC member economies, and the issues of food security and safety are of critical importance to the region[3]. Promoting agriculture and food GVCs is a sustainable way to enhance effectiveness and incomes for farmers and enterprises, especially for MSMEs. All factors in the GVCs will share the benefits, responsibilities, harmonizing supply and demand and traceability of products. In the world of economic integration and impacts of digitalization, GVCs connect agriculture and food producers to consumers across the world and help deliver stable supplies of agriculture and food products along with a greater choice to consumers, at the same time generating incomes for producers.

To jumpstart many activities that compliment the guidelines stated in the Blueprint 2.0, Viet Nam proposes to organize a 2-day Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Addressing Impediments for MSMEs' Integration that will open up an opportunity to discuss more in details on how to implement the goals set out in the Blueprint 2.0.

Previously, there was one APEC project (CTI 11 2015A – Promoting Integration of SMEs into Agribusiness Global Value Chains) that somehow related to this project. Project CTI 11 2015A mainly focused on case studies, success stories of SMEs in agribusiness GVCs.

However, this particular project is differed from previous APEC projects since it will focus on (i) impediments that agricultural and food SMEs has to face in GVCs from perspectives of government sector and SME/SME associations and (ii) suggesting recommendations to overcome these impediments (especially recommendations on actional policies at economy level and initiatives/activities at APEC-wide level) etc.

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: The project falls under Rank One of the APEC funding criteria that includes strengthening innovation capacities and competitiveness of MSMEs and MSMEs insertion in GVCs and activities outlined in the GVC Blueprint 2.0. The project aims to build the capacities and competitiveness of MSMEs to be able participate in the GVCs in the in the agriculture and food sector so it also falls under the ASF Sub-Fund on FTAAP and GVCs.

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[4]

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.

Through identifying the impediments and challenges faced by MSMEs in integrating into the GVCs in the agriculture and food sector and discuss the recommendations and solutions on how to overcome them, this project directly contributed to strong capacity building for MSMEs, especially in the agriculture and food sector in all developing economies.  

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


[2] Promoting SMEs’ Integration into Global Value Chains in Major Industries - Comprehensive Policy

Report (2016/CSOM/012app10)

[3] https://www.apec.org/Groups/SOM-Steering-Committee-on-Economic-and-Technical-Cooperation/Working-Groups/Agricultural-Technical-Cooperation

Objectives

Our objective is to exchange information on impediments that MSMEs encounter in accessing and participating in the Global Value Chain (specifically in the agriculture and food sector) through a Dialogue and thereafter develop a set of recommendations as a reference tool for APEC economies to tackle the impediments that MSMEs encounter in accessing integrating into the Global Value Chain in the agriculture and food sector.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  The project is directly aligned with the APEC Strategic Blueprint for Promoting Global Value Chains 2020-2025 (the Blueprint 2.0) recently approved by APEC Trade Ministers in May 2019.

In the Blueprint, the relevant priorities are:

- Addressing trade and investment issues and barriers that impact GVCs: trade and investment barriers, either tariff or non-tariff, and at or behind the border, create market distortions that hinder adequate resource allocation and thus economic growth and regional economic integration. The collective efforts to reduce barriers to trade and investment need to be strengthened in the next 5 years.

- Promoting access to GVCs for sustainable and inclusive growth: the needs of developing economies shall be addressed through targeted capacity building that promote approaches to support sustainable and inclusive growth across all APEC economies. MSMEs play important roles as economic drivers in the APEC region and measures should be taken to reduce barriers for MSMEs, thus increasing their capacity to participate in GVCs.

It is expected that the Dialogue will come up with useful and realistic recommendation to realize the above goals.

Alignment – Forum: The Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group Strategic Plan 2017-2020 specifically identifies market access for SMEs as one of the priority areas, including promoting integration of SMEs into global value chains.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

Output

Description

Dialogue

A 2-day Dialogue held in Viet Nam in October 2020.

Discussions topics for the Dialogue may include overview on impediments/ challenges that SMEs have faced in GVCs in agriculture and food sector, particular impediments from perspectives of government sector and SME/SME associations, , how can women owned/managed SMEs face and overcome impediments/ challenges that SMEs have faced in GVCs in agriculture and food sector, recommendations to overcome these impediments (especially recommendations on actional policies at economy level and initiatives/activities at APEC-wide level) etc.

Impediments might be imbalance between demand and supply, instability in purchasing markets, backward production, complicated laws and regulations on standards, fair competition, sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) and so on

Such impediments will be approached through different ways: There will be (i) Dialogue sessions that include presentations on impediments, (ii) a panel discussion on impediments, (iii) floor interventions where participants can share their views or clarify views of speakers/ panelists

Speakers at the Dialogue should possess profound knowledge on agriculture and food GVCs, SMEs’ participation in GVCs in agriculture and food sector etc.

Particularly:

+ Target participants: SME and SME Associations who are operating in the agriculture and food sector and participating in the agriculture and food value chain(s). For SMEs, they could be agriculture and food producers, processing factories or distributors;

+ Business associations and international organizations (possibly OECD, FAO, UNESCAP[1] etc.): to share relevant researches and experiences in accordance with topics of discussions such as difficulties for SMEs in participating in GVCs in agriculture and food sector, how can women owned/managed SMEs face and overcome impediments/ challenges that SMEs have faced in GVCs in agriculture and food sector. Representatives of international organizations will attend the Dialogue as speakers/ panellists only

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

(The primary target group will be SME/SME Associations and Government officials in charge of developing SME-related policies and regulations, agriculture and food policies and regulations).

Project Summary Report

A Project Summary Report (ranging from 10 to 15 pages) with outcomes and recommendations from the Dialogue will be prepared and submitted 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 Dialogue; briefings on discussions at the Dialogue; suggested recommendations made by Dialogue attendants and the project consultant.

This Report will be published and uploaded to the APEC Publication website.

Recommendations

Participants at the Dialogue will provide recommendations for APEC on next steps through 2020 and beyond. Especially, Dialogue participants will propose future activities, specific action-based policy suggestions or actionable plans APEC as a whole and at economy level with the link of SMEWG’s work and plans.

Organizers will strive to make recommendations from the Dialogue to be rigorous with substantive content. The ToR of the contractor will include a detailed description of how the recommendations will be drafted.

Recommendations will be a part of the Project Summary Report.

An Evaluation Survey right after the completion of the Dialogue

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

An Evaluation Survey 6 months after the completion of the Dialogue

To be conducted by Dialogue participants, in order to assess the achievement of the project’s outcome (for example: evidence of change in participation of agriculture and food GVCs of SMEs after attending the Dialogue, participants’ feedbacks)

Outcomes: 

The Dialogue 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 Dialogue is expected to lead to a strengthened capability of participants who get knowledge and information absorbed from the Dialogue on global value chains in agriculture and food sector.

The Dialogue is important since it is a chance to discuss specific impediments in the agriculture and food GVCs and suggest recommendations to overcome such impediments.

During the Dialogue, speakers and participants will have 1 Session to suggest recommendations. In the Dialogue evaluation form, there will also be a Session for recommendations. Recommendations from the Dialogue and from the evaluation form will be included in the Project Summary Report, which will be circulated to all Dialogue 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 MSMEs/ GVCs in agriculture and food sector at economy’s or APEC’s level.

After the Dialogue, with knowledge and information absorbed from the Dialogue, in short-medium and long terms, participants will be able to think of adapting knowledge learned and recommendations from the Workshop once coming back to their home economies.

The project could enable Viet Nam and other participating economies to promote strategies and policies that mitigate and tackle impediments of MSMEs in agriculture and food GVCs, for example, a medium-term plan to develop a specific agriculture sector, a policy to gather policy-makers, scientists, farmers, SMEs to assure an effective and well-functioned GVC..

One possible change from this project may be the establishment of a fund to assist farmers (who is considered a vulnerable group in developing economies) in case of disruption or break-down of the agriculture and food GVCs.

Beneficiaries: 

The direct beneficiaries of the project are:

-   Policy-makers/ regulators in the agriculture and food sector and of APEC economies;

-  Policy-makers/ regulators who are directly responsible in developing policies that reduce/remove barriers in trade;

- Policy-makers/ regulators who are directly responsible for MSME support and development;

- Representatives from MSMEs, SME organizations in the agriculture and food sector.

Regarding Dialogue participation, the Organizers will encourage participants from SME associations or a typical MSME
[2] in agriculture and food sector from 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 with close collaboration with relevant APEC fora such as the Committee on Trade and Investment, ATCWG (Agriculture Technical Cooperation Working Group), Policy Partnership on Food and Security etc.



[1] Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

[2] Typical MSMEs means MSMEs who have experiences in agriculture and food GVCs and are willing to share their experiences and suggest recommendations at the Dialogue. They can be traders, farmers, distributors etc.

Dissemination

Hard copies (presentations of the Dialogue) will be provided to all the Dialogue's participants.  Electronic publication (presentations of the Dialogue and project summary report) will also be sent to Dialogue speakers and participants to disseminate the Dialogue's documents widely. APEC's official website (APEC Meeting Documentation Database) will be the main one to upload the documents (project summary report).  Organisers will encourage participants to circulate documents domestically to ensure effectiveness in dissemination.  A Project Summary Report of the Dialogue will be prepared and submitted to SMEWG.  It will be published on APEC Publication website.  APEC Publications Toolkit will be used for guidance on how 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 two of the five pillars that APEC have identified for promoting women’s economic empowerment. Particularly, the project will address 2 pillars of the Gender Criteria stated in Appendix G of the Guidebook on APEC Projects (Access to Markets; Skills, Capacity Building, Health) 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 Dialogue will contribute to better reap benefits from participating well in the GVCs in the agriculture and food sector as well as to foster their capacity. 

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. Project proponents of this Dialogue are women. The Dialogue organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the Dialogue.  The organizers will encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to SMEWG focal points and other APEC fora 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 Dialogue will include information on gender for disaggregating of data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men. PO is committed to collecting sex disaggregated data for all speakers and participants (not only those funded by APEC) at the project event.  This data will be included when submitting a Completion Report to the Secretariat upon completion of the project, as well as providing guidance to future POs on their own gender parity targets. 

Organizers set the target of 40% of Dialogue participants will be female. The organizers commit to setting a target of 2 female speakers/moderators out of 8 speakers/moderators (25%).  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

April 2020

Submit APEC Project Monitoring Report to APEC Secretariat

APEC Project Monitoring Report

 March – June 2020

Prepare human resources for the project

Contracting project staffs including consultant

July – August 2020

Draft program and develop agenda;

Seeking nomination of speakers/participants

Program agenda and topics

August - September 2020

Send invitation letters

Venue booking (logistics and documentation)

Follow up on participants and speakers

Pre-event survey

Draft invitation and General information;

Dialogue materials

Replied surveys by participants

October 2020

Two (2) day Dialogue in Viet Nam

Host Dialogue

November - December 2020

Circulation of draft Project Summary Report to Dialogue 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

January 2021

Circulation of APEC Project Completion Report to APEC Secretariat for review and consideration

Completion report to be submitted to SMEWG

APEC Project Completion report

April 2021

Post-event survey

Replied surveys by participants

October 2021

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

Evaluation forms



Risks

Risks

Mitigate risks

Ensuring the selection of good speakers in order to make the most of the Dialogue

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. 

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.

Not having the desired number of funded participants

Organizers will work with SMEWG and relevant APEC fora (CTI, ATCWG, PPFS etc) economies to get support in having travel eligible participants.

Organizers will work closely with each travel eligible economy to urge nominations of participants to attend the Dialogue.

Nomination of right participants

In the General Information note of the Dialogue, organizers will request SMEWG focal points to select and nominate participants who are either SME or representative of SME associations in agriculture and food sector.

Outcomes of the Dialogue may not be as fruitful and productive as expected.

Organizers/ consultant will work closely with PO and co-sponsor economies to design the draft agenda and selecting appropriate speakers.

Ensure that participants are well prepared in advance and have knowledge in MSME’s involvement in GVCs


Monitoring and Evaluation

The Dialogue’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 Dialogue. 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: 70

- 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/survey will be prepared and distributed to all participants as well as the speakers, moderators and experts to assess the effectiveness of the Dialogue 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 Dialogue documents will be made available to Dialogue participants and the APEC Secretariat. The draft Project Summary Report on the outcome of the Dialogue, 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 Dialogue and the other is 6 months after the completion of the Dialogue. Detailed information was provided in Section “Output”.

Estimated indicators: Number of returned surveys; Analysis of survey

Linkages

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

Previous work:  Previously, there was one APEC project (CTI 11 2015A – Promoting Integration of SMEs into Agribusiness Global Value Chains) that somehow related to this project. However, project CTI 11 2015A mainly focused on case studies, success stories of SMEs in agribusiness GVCs.

This particular project is differed from previous APEC projects since it will focus on (i) impediments that agricultural and food SMEs has to face in GVCs from perspectives of government sector, SME/SME associations, international/regional organizations/ academic sector etc., and (ii) suggesting recommendations to overcome these impediments (especially recommendations on actional policies at economy level and initiatives/activities at APEC-wide level) etc.

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

Sustainability

The Dialogue 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 Dialogue is very important, since organizers will encourage and facilitation discussions on possible, actionable policies to assist SMEs to effectively integrate into GVCs in agriculture and food sector.

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 Dialogue’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 Dialogue. 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 Dialogue will to assess the achievement of the project’s outcome.

Project Overseers

1) Ms. Pham Quynh Mai got her Master Degree in the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom. She was the Vice Chair of the CTI in 2006. Since 2017, she has been representative of Viet Nam under EWG.

2) Ms Vu Lien Huong: Ms Vu 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 Dialogue location (20 hours), work with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda (30 hours); develop General Information note for the Dialogue (20 hours); take notes at the Dialogue (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 after the event is prepared by the contractor; gather Dialogue 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, Welcome dinner (if any) etc. (20 hours). Seek APEC Funding.

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

Short-term staffs (clerks): will handle logistic arrangements for the organization of the Dialogue (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, per diem and honorarium

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 Dialogue.


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