Project Title

From Platforms to Payments: Promoting Growth and Innovation for Women Entrepreneurs through E-Commerce 

Project Year

2019   

Project Number

SME 14 2019A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

SME 14 2019A 

Project Title

From Platforms to Payments: Promoting Growth and Innovation for Women Entrepreneurs through E-Commerce 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Digital Innovation 

Project Year

2019 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

120,460 

Co-funding Amount

183,192 

Total Project Value

303,652 

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)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/02/2020 

Expected Completion Date

31/08/2020 

Project Proponent Name 1

Tricia Van Orden 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat 

Organization 1

International Trade Administration 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(1-202) 4825876 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

tricia.vanorden@trade.gov 

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

Tricia Van Orden 

Project Summary

The internet has made it easier than ever for businesses to reach customers around the world, but challenges remain for many MSMEs to leverage new technologies and effectively compete on a global scale. Women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises, in particular, can benefit from greater access to internet-enabled business tools, as well as e-commerce resources provided by both the private and public sectors. 

This project will include a one-day Workshop examining the keys to success to enhance opportunities for APEC women entrepreneurs to more actively use e-commerce to conduct cross-border business, as well as major challenges to growing and expanding business through online channels. The experiences of women entrepreneurs from across the APEC region will be collected into a Women’s E-Commerce Report for public distribution and to aid APEC policy-makers responsible for MSME business development and promotion.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The modernization of online services to support cross-border business presents significant opportunities for MSMEs in the APEC region. Studies indicated that more than half of total online retail sales take place in the Asia-Pacific region, and it is estimated that global online retail sales will exceed $3.6 billion in 2019. Barriers to starting an online business are typically lower than starting a brick-and-mortar business, which means e-commerce has the potential to connect millions of entrepreneurs and MSMEs to the global marketplace. This presents an historic opportunity for women entrepreneurs, who have access to online platforms, global payment systems, and other e-commerce tools. Data from the International Trade Centre shows that 4 of 5 global online sellers are women, and those who engage in cross-border sales employ more people, pay higher wages, and are more productive than those who do not. Easing women entrepreneur’s access to e-commerce will further spur economic growth at the micro and macro level, encourage women-owned MSMEs to adopt technological innovations to improve competitiveness, and enable sustainable and inclusive economic development across the APEC region. 

Understanding the keys to success for women entrepreneurs engaged in cross-border e-commerce will allow best practices to be replicated across the APEC region and will provide tools to enhance capacity-building for women entrepreneurs in APEC developing member economies. Furthermore, understanding barriers and other challenges will equip policy-makers with the information they need to further promote an enabling environment for cross-border e-commerce. 

This project is unique in that it focuses on women entrepreneurs engaged or ready to engage in cross-border trade through e-commerce. Previous projects have resulted in excellent reports and recommendations related to women’s economic empowerment through e-commerce, but those project have examined a broad range of enabling environment issues, including domestic issues related to starting a businesses and improving domestic infrastructure. This project differs from those in that it will examine the ability of women to engage in cross-border trade using e-commerce platforms and tools, and will focus specifically on international market expansion.The main beneficiary of the project is women entrepreneurs, which sets the project apart from previous workshops and dialogues for which the main beneficiary was policymakers. 

Relevance – Eligibility: This project meets the eligibility criteria of the Digital Innovation Sub-Fund by supporting capacity building for APEC developing member economies and through alignment with APEC’s digital economy priorities. Specifically, the project will identify opportunities to develop digital infrastructure; promote interoperability of online platforms and systems; promote innovation and adoption of enabling technologies and services; enhance inclusiveness of the internet and digital economy by promoting women entrepreneurs’ access to related internet and digital economy technologies; and facilitate e-commerce. A key objective of this project is to encourage and facilitate greater participation of businesses in global commerce, in particular MSMEs. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: Women entrepreneurs who are currently engaged in or ready to engage in cross-border e-commerce across the APEC region will benefit from this project from the best practices sharing by women entrepreneurs and the elaboration of tools and resources for e-commerce merchants. This project will meet APEC’s capacity building goals by focusing on increasing women’s participation in the digital economy, which addresses sustainable development, reducing disparities among APEC economies, and improving the economic and social well-being of the people. 

This project will also support a broader capacity-building initiative launched by the United States (SME 09 2019S). The project, Advancing Cross-Border E-Commerce for Women Entrepreneurs, will to support the growth of women owned SMEs ready for, or engaged in cross-border e-commerce. This project will develop a self-assessment tool that enables APEC policy makers to identify the gaps in support for women entrepreneurs looking for business growth through e-commerce. The tool will ask a series of questions on whether APEC governments are providing the necessary support for women entrepreneurs to access e-commerce opportunities. It will then outline the approach APEC economies can take towards supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs ready for, or engaging in, cross-border e-commerce. The tool will be launched at the Women and the Economy Forum in 2020. 

Work on the first deliverable, the self-assessment tool started in October 2019 and will end in May 2020. First, desk research will be conducted on women’s entrepreneurship and the digital economy, drawing from existing resources such the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law report and the US- SEGA developed Strategic Analytical Framework for the Digital Economy among other tools, as well as conduct interviews with key stakeholders. The proposed one-day workshop in early 2020 will provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to confirm if the questions identified by the tool are the correct ones and if the tool responds to the types of key e-commerce constraints faced by women entrepreneurs. After this input is received, the tool will be finalized and shared with APEC economies to use it for the self-assessment. Economies will then shape outreach and capacity building around specific issues identified through the assessment process. In following years, the project will invite economies to share information about how they are closing the gaps in information for women entrepreneurs engaging in e-commerce.

Objectives

The overall objectives of this project are to: (1) enhance women’s participation in the global economy through e-commerce opportunities and encourage and facilitate greater participation of MSMEs in global commerce.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: Beyond supporting the objectives of the Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap and the Cross-border E-Commerce Facilitation Framework, the project also aligns with APEC’s objective of increasing women’s economic participation. This project will address four of the five priority pillars identified by the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) relating to improving the enabling environment for trade and investment and economic participation for women: access to markets; skills, capacity building, and health; leadership, voice, and agency; and innovation and technology. 

Leaders and Ministers have routinely emphasized the importance of women’s economic participation.  In the 2019 APEC SME Ministerial Statement, Ministers recognized “the need to foster innovation and promote digitalization to enhance competitiveness and accelerate the growth of SMEs” and welcomed “initiatives that support high-quality employment and entrepreneurship pathways for women in the Digital Economy.” 

In the 2018 Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) statement, Women Ministers “recognize(d) the importance of regulatory and structural reform to remove behind the border barriers affecting businesses across the region in order to… support inclusive growth and women’s economic empowerment.” 

The project also supports the Boracay Action Agenda by expanding internationalization opportunities for MSMEs providing goods and services through ICT and e-commerce and by strengthening focus on MSMEs led by women. 

Alignment – Forum: The project is directly aligned with the 2017-2020 SMEWG Strategic Plan by addressing multiple priority areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, and the internet and digital economy; inclusive business ecosystems that support MSME growth; and market access for MSMEs. This project will contribute to the indicators being used to measure the effectiveness and performance of the SMEWG. This project will support PPWE goals to integrate women across APEC sub-fora and the SMEWG’s goal of integrating women into the global economy and to reduce trade barriers and export challenges that prevent SME’s full participation in the global marketplace, as outlined in the Strategic Plan for 2017-2020.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project anticipates the delivery of the following outputs:

1)  Workshop: the project will convene a one-day workshop targeting an primary audience of women entrepreneurs and a secondary audience of relevant policymakers. The workshop agenda will consist of three panels: (1) women entrepreneurs, (2) e-commerce service providers, and (3) policy experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges for women’s participation in the global economy through e-commerce. The initial panel will appeal to women entrepreneurs by creating an opportunity for shared peer-to-peer learning. The featured entrepreneur speakers will offer insights to achieve commercial success through cross-border e-commerce, and inspire and motivate the audience of women. Policy makers will also glean useful insights as to which government programs or policies helped or hindered the entrepreneurs’ success. This feedback is necessary for all policymakers who are actively engaged in promoting e-commerce opportunities and responsible for women’s economic empowerment programs. The e-commerce service providers will offer detailed, technical examples of tools and resources that directly benefit women e-commerce entrepreneurs. As service providers, they can also provide data and trends about the e-commerce sector that inform policymakers. Finally, policymakers and government officials will have an opportunity to outline policies, programs, and government resources or partnerships that are designed to support women entrepreneurs take advantage of e-commerce opportunities. This will directly benefit the women entrepreneurs, who will learn about new assistance, and will serve as a best practices session among the participating policymakers. The entire workshop is envisioned to included active participation from all attendees, providing further opportunities for the discussion of policy issues that impact women entrepreneurs and of best practices and success stories. The policy issues that raised by any speaker or participant could include: 

·   Regulations pertaining to e-commerce

·   Government paperwork requirements for exporters in e-commerce

·   Key elements entrepreneurs should be aware of in comparing e-commerce platform operators

·   Relevant B2B and B2C platforms

·   International e-payment services and exchange rates

·   Market data analysis tools and cloud-based inventory management systems

·   Logistics companies serving e-commerce entrepreneurs

·   Aggregators which are able to negotiate shipping discounts for SMEs involved in e-commerce

·   Cybersecurity and online safety information customized for SMEs and in particular, women entrepreneurs involved in e-commerce

2)  Women’s E-Commerce Report: a report will detail case studies of women entrepreneurs from APEC economies who are currently engaged in e-commerce sales in global markets, and conduct the majority of their business using online tools and platforms. The Women’s E-Commerce Report will be approximately 20-30 pages and will include both best practices for leveraging e-commerce platforms, as well as policy recommendations to improve the enabling environment for women e-commerce sellers. The case studies will be drawn from women entrepreneurs who participate in the Workshop, and from other women across the APEC region identified by women’s business organizations, APEC SMEWG and PPWE focal points, and other partner organizations. 

3)  Self-Assessment Tool Recommendations: the Workshop will provide input and recommendations for a self-assessment tool to identify challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in e-commerce, which is being developed by the United States as a resource for APEC member economies. This project (SME 09 2019S) will develop a self-assessment tool that enables APEC policy makers to identify the gaps in support for women entrepreneurs looking for business growth through e-commerce. The tool will ask a series of questions on whether APEC governments are providing the necessary support for women entrepreneurs to access e-commerce opportunities. It will then outline the approach APEC economies can take towards supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs ready for, or engaging in, cross-border e-commerce. The tool will be launched at the Women and the Economy Forum in 2020. 

Outcomes:  

(1)  Women’s Participating in the Global Economy: The project will contribute to development of women's entrepreneurship, job growth, the expansion of the digital economy and greater economic growth across the APEC region. It will facilitate access for women-led MSMEs to export markets through better access to e-commerce systems and platforms. It will also work to create an ecosystem conducive to e-commerce by diagnosing regulatory and logistical constraints.  The project is part of a long-term plan to encourage more women to participate in the global economy through e-commerce and to address policy challenges that prevent the full participation of women in the internet economy. 

(2)  Self-Assessment Tool: The project will also provide important feedback for the Advancing Cross-Border E-Commerce for Women Entrepreneurs self-assessment tool, which must reflect the experience and input of women currently or ready to engage in cross-border e-commerce to be an effective policy tool for APEC economies. The key outcome will be refinement and improvement of the self-assessment tool before the pilot phase. 

(3) SMEWG/DESG/PPWE Collaboration: the development and implementation of this project will support long-term collaboration among three APEC sub-fora, bringing together expertise in  e-commerce, SME development, and women’s economic empowerment to benefit relevant policy-makers and women entrepreneurs across the APEC region. While there have been several projects related to women entrepreneurship and e-commerce, there are few examples of collaboration among the SMEWG, DESG, and PPWE. The PO is working directly with DESG and PPWE counterparts to shape the project address cross-cutting issues that are relevant to the work plans of all three APEC sub-for a. 

Beneficiaries:  

(1)  Participating women entrepreneurs will be the primary beneficiary of the Workshop. They will learn firsthand how others have achieved business success using e-commerce tools, and they will learn about online tools and resources to help them build an e-commerce presence. Participants will be able to immediately implement the skills and knowledge gained from the workshop.

(2)   APEC policy-makers will directly benefit from a concise discussion of best practices and challenges relating to global e-commerce, and they will be the direct beneficiary of the outcomes document, the Women’s E-Commerce Report. Working-level policymakers from small business development agencies, trade promotion agencies, and those responsible for digital economy issues and women’s affairs will be targeted for invitation to the Workshop and for dissemination of the Women’s E-Commerce Report. Furthermore, insights from the Workshop will feed into the Self-Assessment Tool, which will be another resource for economies to assess their support for women entrepreneurs and tailor capacity-building activities to address the identified gaps. 

(3)  All APEC entrepreneurs and MSMEs who have an online presences or run a business that could grow through the establishment of an online presence will directly benefit from the Workshop outcomes, including the Women’s E-Commerce Report and the policy or program changes that come about as a result of the recommendations contained therein, and indirectly through the use of the Self-Assessment Tool that is currently under development. Online sales channels and e-commerce can benefit small businesses in all sectors. 

SMEWG/DESG/PPWE focal points will benefit from increased cross-fora engagement.

Dissemination

The narratives, policy issues, and recommendations raised at the workshop will be collected in the Women’s E-Commerce Report.. This report will be shared with the APEC SMEWG, DESG, and PPWE, as well as distributed to entrepreneurship centers, women’s business centers, and other private sector and civil society stakeholders, including through social media, in compliance of the APEC Social Media Guidelines. The Women’s E-Commerce Report will be published as an APEC publication. The outputs of the workshop will also be presented at meetings of the SMEWG and the PPWE. The target audience of the Women’s E-Commerce Report is women entrepreneurs and APEC e-commerce and SME policy-makers.

Gender

The project overseer will proactively seek balanced representation by men and women in the project’s agenda, among workshop attendees, and in those leveraging the project’s outputs within each member economy. This includes taking an equitable approach to the selection of experts and speakers during the recruitment process. The project overseer will seek to include at least 50% women among the speakers/experts at the workshop and will target a participation rate of at least 50% women. The project overseer will collect sex-disaggregated data for all project participants (APEC and self-funded). 

This project will address four of the five priority pillars identified by the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) relating to improving the enabling environment for trade and investment and economic participation for women: access to markets; skills, capacity building, and health; leadership, voice, and agency; and innovation and technology. Through skills development and capacity building delivered at the Workshop, women entrepreneurs will be equipped to leverage innovative technology tools to access international markets and engage in cross-border trade. The Workshop will also give women entrepreneurs a platform to highlight successes and challenges, giving direct feedback to the policymaking process. This gives women voice and agency, and an opportunity to play a leadership role in the development of the Self-Assessment Tool and other e-commerce policy and programmatic initiatives that may be undertaken as a result of this project.

Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

January 2020

PO to develop draft agenda for workshop.

Draft agenda

January 2020

PO to develop TOR and submit for PD approval for contractor to write the Women’s E-Commerce Report.

TOR

January 2020

PO to identify target attendees and partner organizations.

Partner organizations

February 2020

PO to conduct advance trip and circulate RFP for event management services.

RFP

February 2020

PO to circulate draft agenda for feedback and speaker suggestions (anticipate engagement with SMEWG, PPWE, and DESG).

Workshop agenda

February 2020

PO to develop event management TOR for PD approval.

TOR

March 2020

PO to finalize workshop agenda.

Venue and agenda

March 2020

PO and partner organizations to issue invitations.

Invitations

March 2020

PO to solicit nominees through SMEWG and PPWE for APEC-funded travel.

Speakers/participants

April 2020

PO to submit first APEC Project Monitoring Report.

APEC Project Monitoring Report

April 23, 2020

PO to hold Workshop.

Workshop

April 23, 2020

Women entrepreneur participants to provide input to Self-Assessment Tool.

Self-assessment tool

May 2020

Contractor to draft Women’s E-Commerce Report.

Policy report

June 2020

PO to submit Women’s E-Commerce Report for review and SMEWG endorsement.

Policy report

October 2020

PO to draft, seek SMEWG endorsement, and submit the APEC Project Completion Report and all supporting documents to the Secretariat.

APEC Project Completion Report

June 2021

PO to participate in the Long Term Evaluation of APEC Projects conducted by the Secretariat, as required by all APEC funded projects.

Long term evaluation

September 2020

PO to present workshop outcomes and report to SMEWG.

Information sharing

October 2020

PO to present workshop outcomes and report to PPWE.

Information sharing

Risks

Risk

Management Strategy

Inability to secure host venue for workshop or venue-related logistical challenges

Project overseer will conduct an advance trip to assess venue options and will send a Request for Proposals to major venues. Project overseer will also liaise with U.S. embassy staff at selected workshop location to help maintain frequent communication with the host venue.

Limited availability of target participants from APEC economies

Early notification of event will address calendar pressures. Leveraging private sector networks will also help identify speakers and participants.

Administrative burden of project implementation

Project is focused in scope. Project overseer will leverage partner organizations and existing networks, as well as aligned APEC sub-fora, to ensure the project is successfully executed.

Repetition of previous content

Project overseer and collaborators will review past project reports to develop outputs that are unique to the existing body of work related to women and e-commerce.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Outputs/Outcomes

Monitoring and Evaluation Targets

Workshop

Number of participating economies: 15

Number of participants: 75

Rate of female participants and speakers: 75%

Women’s E-Commerce Report

Number of pages: 20-30

Number of women entrepreneurs profiled: 42

Number of best practices included: 10

Self-Assessment Tool

Number of women entrepreneurs engaged to proved feedback: 20

Number of recommendations for improvement received: 5

SMEWG/PPWE/DESG Collaboration

Number of SMEWG/PPWE/DESG focal points participating: 10

Number of cross-fora presentations on outputs and outcomes: 3

Future cross-fora projects to continue workstream: 2

This project will be evaluated on the number of women entrepreneurs who participate and are profiled in the resulting report, as well as the number of stakeholders and policy-makers who attend the workshop. Additionally, the number of policy issues and recommendations that are identified will also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the project. The project will also deploy a post-event survey to measure impact. Finally, the project overseer will follow APEC Gender Inclusion Guidelines to ensure gender balance with an aim to secure 50% women participants. 

Key indicators will include: number of women participants; number of government and private sector export support organization participants; and number of policy areas discussed and documented, including but not limited to:

·   Regulations pertaining to the e-commerce

·   Government paperwork requirements for exporters in e-commerce

·   Key elements entrepreneurs should be aware of in comparing e-commerce platform operators

·   Relevant B2B and B2C platforms

·   International e-payment services and exchange rates

·   Market data analysis tools and cloud-based inventory management systems

·   Logistics companies serving e-commerce entrepreneurs

·   Aggregators which are able to negotiate shipping discounts for SMEs involved in e-commerce

·   Cybersecurity and online safety information customized for SMEs and in particular, women entrepreneurs involved in e-commerce

Linkages

This project creates a nexus between the APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap and women’s economic empowerment by leveraging two workstreams to advance key APEC objectives. For this reason, all aspects of project planning and execution will include close collaboration with APEC stakeholders in the SMEWG, DESG, and PPWE. This project will build upon the body of work already existing relating to women’s entrepreneurship, but will specifically focus on women engaging in cross-border trade through e-commerce. The project will also provide direct capacity-building to women entrepreneurs, which is a unique feature when compared to past projects on this topic. Additionally, the project overseer will liaise with ABAC to ensure alignment with current e-commerce initiatives. The project overseer will engage private sector partners, including e-commerce platform, digital payment, and logistics companies, to provide perspectives on both tools and resources, as well as barriers to women’s cross-border e-commerce from service providers. There will be outreach to the private sector to ensure broad participation from women entrepreneurs from diverse industries from across the APEC region.

Sustainability

This project is envisioned to be part of a broader, long-term strategy to support the growth of women-owned SMEs ready for, or engaged in cross-border e-commerce by providing APEC policy-makers with resources to assess their support for women entrepreneurs, policy recommendations and best practices to address regulatory barriers, and tailored capacity-building to address identified gaps in collaboration with ongoing efforts with stakeholders. The United States will also aggregate data, share lessons learned, and build a network of private sector partners within APEC to advocate for reform.  

Specific next steps include:

(1) Following the Workshop, a Women’s E-Commerce Report will be prepared and disseminated.

(2) Recommendations from the Workshop and the Women’s E-Commerce Report will be incorporated into the Self-Assessment Tool.

(3) The United States will host a self-funded half-day event on the Self-Assessment Tool to review policy issues from the Workshop and to socialize the Tool.

(4) Recommendations from the Workshop and Women’s E-Commerce Report will inform future capacity building activities, to be conducted on a self-funded basis by the United States.

(5) Through the engagement of multiple stakeholders, including government export promotion agencies, women’s business councils, chambers of commerce, e-payment providers, and ICT, marketing, platform, and logistics companies, a sustainable network of service providers will continue to raise awareness of economic opportunities for women through e-commerce and deliver assistance and resources to increase the capacity of women entrepreneurs to engage in cross-border trade through e-commerce.

Project Overseers

Secretariat at the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce. She serves as the United States delegate to the APEC SMEWG. In her role at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ms. Van Orden coordinates trade promotion strategies across 20 federal agencies and among states and localities to better assist and to improve the competitiveness of U.S. exporters. Ms. Van Orden has held several positions at ITA. She directed the President’s Export Council and the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, which serve as the principle mechanisms for private sector input to U.S. trade policy and commercial engagement with Africa, respectively. She also served as the Canada Desk Officer, where she was responsible for increasing access to the Canadian market for U.S. businesses. Ms. Van Orden started at ITA as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Western Hemisphere, where she spearheaded efforts to promote business ethics and corporate social responsibility programs among local business communities throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Ms. Van Orden also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she led training programs to increase the capacity of small businesses to access capital. She started her career as an aide to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell developing the Senator’s foreign affairs and international trade policies. Ms. Van Orden earned a B.A. in Economics from Colorado State University, a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

A waiver is requested for business class travel for experts, government or non-government, if the expert is critical to reaching an optimal outcome or if medically advisable. Business class travel for experts would only be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director during the project’s implementation. This approval will only be issued if the experts travel exceeds 12 hours (airport to airport), there are sufficient funds in the budget, and/or medical certification is provided that it is medically advisable, as appropriate.

2.      A waiver is requested for advance payment of travel funds to participants from travel-eligible economies and to expert attendees.

3.      A Letter of Guarantee is requested for payment to selected venue for the actual costs incurred in the rental of venue for the workshop.

4.      In the event of excess resources, APEC Secretariat will consider a waiver for the 22 participant cap for airfare and per diem.

5.      A waiver is requested to contract two different organizations to provide the Women’s E-Commerce Report and to provide event and logistics support for the Workshop. This is necessary because the identified contractor for the Women’s E-Commerce Report is a policy and research organization with specialized knowledge and experience in e-commerce  issues and women’s entrepreneurship. However, the organization does not have the capacity to provide event management support. A local event management team with a specialization in professional workshops will be sought in the event city to provide management support.

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