Project Title

Effects of Policies Promoting the Work-Life Balance in the Development of Women who Lead MSMEs, in the Context of the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery 

Project Year

2020   

Project Number

PPWE 05 2020A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPWE 05 2020A 

Project Title

Effects of Policies Promoting the Work-Life Balance in the Development of Women who Lead MSMEs, in the Context of the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Women and the Economy 

Project Year

2020 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

29,967 

Co-funding Amount

10,400 

Total Project Value

40,367 

Sponsoring Forum

Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE) 

Topics

Gender 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Peru 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; Russia; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2021 

Expected Completion Date

30/06/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Luis Alfredo Venero La Torre 

Job Title 1

Director of Promotion and Development of the Women's Economic Autonomy 

Organization 1

Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(51-1) 6261600; (51) 922040043 (Cell) 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

lvenero@mimp.gob.pe 

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

Luis Alfredo Venero La Torre 

Project Summary

Women own one-third of all businesses operating in the formal economy worldwide, contributing to job creation and economic development; however, they also face barriers limiting their growth, such as the difficulty of having a work-life balance.  This project defines the term work-life balance as the ability of a worker to balance the time allocated to paid work with the time allocated for other parts of their life, such as leisure activities, family, volunteering, healthcare, social gatherings, etc. without compromising their career development potential. Many women dedicate more hours to unpaid care work than their male counterparts, which has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in some case increasing responsibilities for home care. Some studies highlight that women spend, on average, an additional 3 or more hours a day on unpaid care and domestic work than men. Thus, this project aims to research the effects of policies that promote work-life balance within APEC economies on the ability of women to progress in their careers in particular in leading MSMEs in the COVID-19 economic recovery scenario.  This project proposes a Final Study Report which includes:

1)  Conceptual framework and systematic literature review about work-life balance policies, unpaid work, and the effect on women, especially in leading MSMEs in APEC economies.

2)  Survey among PPWE members

3)  Interviews with public officials.

4) Three virtual discussion sessions to promote public-private dialogue

5) Toolkit

Relevance

Relevance – Region: The Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI-WEF) indicates that gender parity fundamentally influences economies and societies' prosperity. Developing and deploying one-half of the world's available talent has a significant bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. However, despite these clear advantages, achieving parity will take many years at the current rates. The GGGI-WEF 2020 report notes that the gap in economic participation and opportunity between men and women has grown in recent years now will take 257 years to close. The report also mentions the main factors that accentuate this economic gap, such as the low presence of women in leadership positions, the low representation in the labour sectors and the limited access to capital that prevents who carry out entrepreneurial activities (a critical factor in generating income). Likewise,  in most economies, women spend at least twice as much time in care work, a situation that in this period of the global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated (WEF, 2019). 

Despite this not very encouraging scenario, it is essential to note that one of the spaces where women have been gaining greater participation in recent years (driven by need or opportunity) is in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), a sector that contributes to women's economic empowerment. Globally, formal and informal MSMEs have crucial participation in most economies, representing more than 90% of all enterprises and generating an average of 60 -70% of total employment and 50% of GDP. There are an estimated 320 million formal MSMEs worldwide, of which women own 30%. Although these data are positive and contributes to closing the deep economic gender gap, it is vital to know and understand that there are some challenges and barriers that women must face daily on their way to economic autonomy, such as the difficulty to have a work-life balance. 

When developing this topic, one aspect to consider is differentiated time to caregiving and domestic work that fall - almost exclusively - on women. According to OXFAM (2020), women perform more than three-quarters of unpaid care work globally and make up two-thirds of the paid care workforce. The study also estimates that the time spent in unpaid work worldwide accounts for 12.5 billion hours per day, equivalent to 1.5 billion people working eight hours a day without receiving any compensation. At the same time, the UNDP (2020) highlights that, globally, women already spend on average over 3 more hours a day on unpaid care and domestic work than men. In no economy in the world do men and women provide an equal share of unpaid care work, so the quarantine will likely increase the time spent by women caring for children, the sick, and the elderly, as well as doing household tasks. 

Although women have high participation in the labour market by the MSMEs business sector, they are not exempt from the repercussions of an explicit sexual division of work; following this argument, in many economies, female leading MSMEs have to split their time between paid work and care and domestic work. This situation has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic; according to UNICEF, there is an evident global care crisis. The measures taken by the states, which involve social distancing, have increased care work at home; for example, 191 economies have closed schools in an attempt to prevent new infections, which has impacted 91% of the world's student population and increased the responsibilities for care that fall on women.

On the other hand, studies on gender, psychology, and the labour market (Hagqvist, Toivanen, Bernhard-Oettel, 2018) confirm that gender can influence self-employed women and men's time demands in a differentiated way (Hagqvist, Toivanen, Bernhard-Oettel, 2018). The management capacity is strongly impacted by having minor dependents due to the limited possibilities for conciliating work with family life, especially women. Even regarding MSMEs working from home, the literature highlights that this type of work can become a mechanism that perpetuates economic inequalities between men and women (McDoland Way, 2015) (Jessica, S. McDonald, M., 2015). 

In this regard, it is essential to analyze the definitions of "Work-life balance" used in the studies carried out by the OECD (2020), ILO (2011) and GATE (2020). Thus, this term is defined as the ability of a worker to balance the time allocated to paid work with the time allocated for other parts of their life, such as leisure activities, family, volunteering, healthcare, social gatherings, etc. without compromising their career development potential, because these various demands on time can often come into conflict. The concept is also related to the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981, because - as ILO refers - family constitutes a large part of personal life for most people across their life course.

For this study, the concept of "work-life balance" will be restricted to the existing tensions between paid work and unpaid work as part of family life, which includes domestic work and cares for minors and dependent people. However, it is essential to mention that, as the Australian study Work-Life Balance: Definitions, Causes, and Consequences (2020) refers, this concept is in permanent development, and research has primarily focused on issues related to job satisfaction, turnover, turnover intentions, work engagement, organizational citizenship behaviour, job performance, job involvement, and career outcomes. 

In this context, this project aims to provide knowledge and best practices to APEC economies, for governments to promote policies for the work-life balance of women leading MSMEs in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery to have a better response capacity to the current crisis. It should be noted that this is a first approach to how economies have been promoting the work-life balance as a strategy to reduce the gender gaps that affect women who lead MSMEs, promoting the sustainability of their companies. 

Relevance – Eligibility and Fund Priorities: This project meets the eligibility criteria for the ASF Sub Fund on Women and the Economic, as it supports the advancement of APEC's objectives of increasing women's economic participation and the priorities and mission of the PPWE. It will also undertake capacity building activities to benefit APEC developing economies and address three of the PPWE's five pillars that impact women's economic participation, namely: a) Access to markets; b) Skills, capacity building, and health; and c) Leadership, voice and agency. This project will also benefit APEC member economies with more broadly applicable lessons on policies related to the work-life balance, unpaid work, and their effect on women leading MSMEs in the Asia Pacific region. 

Relevance – Capacity Building: The project aims to build capacity among policymakers, women leading MSMEs and MSMEs stakeholders in APEC economies through dialogue and knowledge sharing. With this action, the project will contribute to understanding the impact of work-life balance policies on the development of women leading MSMEs enterprises in post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Besides, the virtual discussion sessions will share experiences and best practices from selected APEC economies; and promote discussions with experts on efficient ways to address this issue at the public and private levels.

With this action, the project will contribute to the understanding of public strategies related to contributing to the reconciliation of work and family life and its impact on the women's MSMEs business, in the context of post-COVID-19 recovery, and their possibilities of the full exercise of their right to economic autonomy. Similarly, through virtual discussion sessions, experiences and best practices that APEC economies have been implementing will be shared; and discussions with experts on efficient ways to address this issue at the public level will be promoted.

Objectives

This project is oriented to identify and disseminate the policies promoted by APEC economies to achieve work-life balance and their effect on the development of women leading MSMEs considering an intersectional approach with a gender perspective and the impact of COVID-19 economic recovery. It also seeks to encourage economies to take an active role to improve their public policies. The main activities are as follows:

a)  Conceptual framework and systematic literature review.

b)  Survey among PPWE members.

c)  Interviews with public officials.

d)  Toolkit.

e)  Final study report – a,b,c,d above will be part of this report.

f)  Virtual discussion sessions.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: The project is aligned with the APEC Growth Strategy. The 2015 Leaders' Declaration expressed the commitment to promote women's full participation in the economy in a concrete, actionable and measurable way. The 204. 18 Leaders' Declaration emphasized the importance of the economic empowerment of women and girls. Also, Chile established as one of its priorities the economic empowerment of women and launched the "La Serena Roadmap for Women and Inclusive Growth (2019-2030)", in 2019. The project contributes to strengthening women's labour participation and is aligned with the objective of APEC's Agenda to support women's economic empowerment by providing APEC economies with opportunities for knowledge exchange and capacity building.

Alignment – Forum: This project is aligned with three out of five PPWE pillars: a) access to markets; b) skills, capacity building, and health; c) and leadership, voice and agency, of the PPWE Strategic Plan 2019-2021. Likewise, it is linked with La Serena Roadmap for Women and Inclusive Growth to work towards achieving its action area on "Strengthening Women's Labor Force Participation".

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:

1. 
Final Study Report[1]:

This final report will consist of at least 70 pages and appendices. It will be submitted in 1 May 2022 and disseminated through APEC's website to support ongoing discussions for future initiatives. The report will consist of the following sections:

a) Conceptual Framework and Systematic Literature Review (maximum 15 pages)

This section will be the primary source of information for implementing the project. It will be elaborated from August to September 2021 using desk-based analysis. The consultant will develop a methodology for selecting the best practices. As results, a brief summary will be presented to the PPWE members.

Regarding the content of this section, firstly, it will provide the conceptual framework on gender, work-life balance, care policies, intersectionality, among other concepts related to the objective of this project. Secondly, it will present a literature review of policies, programs, strategies and databases linked to work-life balance. Likewise, we will consider how this issue has been addressed in the context of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. It is worth noticing that this a first-order approximation. 

b)  Methodology and Ethical Considerations (maximum 5 pages)

This section will develop mixed-method diagnosis on policies, programs, and strategies that APEC economies have carried out concerning work-life balance.

c) Systematization of Best Practices: Policies, Programs and Strategies (maximum 40 pages)

A general survey directed to APEC economies will be conducted to identify other policies, programs and strategies implemented and/or being implemented by the public sector concerning work-life balance and its impact on women leading MSMEs in the context of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. This is a key activity since many policies and strategies might not be available in secondary sources; in that sense, this information will be incorporated into the study report. This survey will be applied from November to December 2021.

Furthermore, we will triangulate the information by using qualitative methodology, allowing us to have robust results. Specifically, we will conduct semi-structured interviews with two key actors: 1) Experts on work-life balance, unpaid work, promotion and development of MSMEs; 2) Senior government officials and policymakers from APEC economies. All interviews will be conducted by video call between September and October 2021.

It is worth noticing that personal data from project participants will be confidential; thus, such information will not appear in any APEC Publication or APEC project Report.

d)  Toolkit (maximum 10 pages)

This section will contain main guidelines for selecting best practices from the APEC economies, and information about the resources needed to implement these initiatives (training, material, staffing, etc.). Likewise, it will contemplate the possible limitations and difficulties that the APEC economies could face while implementing the strategies as well as possible solutions.

2. Three virtual discussion sessions: they will be held in January 2022 to share the preliminary findings of the study and collect meaningful feedback from the participant economies to identify specific recommendations to improve the final report. Each of the three virtual sessions will have the same agenda, will last a maximum of 2 hours each and will be held in three different days. Experts and representatives will discuss and reach a conceptual consensus about work-life balance and the impact on women leading MSMEs.

Through these sessions, we aim to gather senior government officials and policymakers from APEC economies. Therefore, in each session, the maximum number of participats economies will be seven; they will be gathered into groups considering that they have similar contexts and problems[2]. The consultant will develop the design of the methodology and further selection criteria.

The APEC Project Evaluation Survey will be applied at the end of each virtual session to measure the participants' understanding of the topic addressed and know how they will replicate the knowledge acquired in their respective economies.

Outcomes: The outcomes of this project are as follows:

a) Updated  findings and policy recommendations on the current work-life balance situation in APEC economies and the policies, programs and initiatives implemented by the public sector. The final study report will measure this outcome.

b) Improved awareness and participation of PPWE member economies - mainly co-sponsor economies, other stakeholders - about  work-life balance and its impact on women leading MSMEs. This outcome will be determined by the Conceptual framework and systematic literature review report. It will be measured by the online survey of the PPWE member economies, especially the co-sponsor economies and other stakeholders, where questions about concepts will confirm learning.

c) Adoption of best practices among APEC economies by familiarizing officials and policy makers with the final study report. Specifically, the toolkit will be essential to give guidelines into the implementation of best practices to improve the problem of work-balance in economies´s specific contexts. This outcome will be measure by future discussion sessions in the PPWE.

Beneficiaries:  The direct beneficiaries of this project are:

a) Senior government officials and policymakers from the following public entities: i) Ministry of Women and Gender Equality or alike; ii) Ministry of Economy and Finance or alike; iii) Ministry of Trade, Industry, Production or alike. It's expected that this group will participate throughout the implementation of the project, filling out the surveys, giving interviews and participation in virtual discussion sessions, will contribute to having an updated and detailed information of their economies about the work-life balance, unpaid work, and women leading MSMEs facing the post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Similarly, shared best practices and policy recommendations will be useful primarily for this group.

The indirect beneficiaries of this project are:

a) Associations and networks of women leading MSMEs from APEC economies. In the medium-long term, it is expected that women leading MSMEs will benefit from changes or improvements in work-life balance policies, as supported by the study.

International organizations representatives (OECD), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) as well as the academy. Likewise, any person involved in implementing policies, programs and initiatives for women leading MSMEs in the context of the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.


[1] The Project Final Report will be prepar in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Logo Guidelines.

[2] For example, considering low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, upper-middle-income economies; and upper-middle-income economies.

Dissemination

In electronic format, the preliminary findings will be shared to PPWE members before the virtual discussion sessions.

Electronic publication of the Final Study Report will be submitted to PPWE for comments and approval and the SMEWG for comments. The approved version of both documents will be published on the official APEC website as APEC publication. In the same way, this document will be distributed to those involved in the project by email and a link to download it from the official APEC website. Finally, the PPWE members will be asked to socialize the final study report in their respective economies using their official websites and social networks to ensure that more people can access this information

No intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

This project considers the gender approach; therefore, it will have the collaboration of men and women throughout the study's development. Also, during the preparation for the entire period of the virtual discussion sessions, experts and participants' selection will be made based on gender equality. Women participation in the virtual discussion sessions is expected to be up to 50% of the total audience.

The APEC Project Evaluation Survey will collect sex-disaggregated data for all participants and help: minimum of 30%.  

This project addresses the following Gender Criteria: Access to markets; Skills, Capacity Building, Health; and Leadership,Voice and Agency.

Goal of women’s speaker/experts: minimum of 50%.

Work Plan

Workplan:

Date

Tasks

Deliverables

July 2021

Project Proposal endorsed by PPWE

Project Proposal

September 2021

Draft the TOR

TOR

Select the Consultant Team for the project.

Contract

Selected Consultant Team

September - October 2021

Prepare the conceptual framework and collect secondary information to elaborate the study

Preliminary conceptual Framework and Systematic Literature Review

Survey preparation

List of experts and participants for the interviews (experts and senior officials).

Interview plan and preparation of interview questions

Survey

List of interviewees

Semi-structured interview Plan

Circulate a general survey among PPWE members and a specific survey to co-sponsor economies

Survey

October - November 2021

Conceptual Framework and Systematic Literature Review

Conceptual framework and Systematic Literature Review

Interview (video call) with experts senior government officials and policy makers of pre-selected APEC economies (includes co-sponsor economies)

Interview results draft

Development of the agenda of 3 virtual sessions

List of speakers and participants preparation

Virtual Session agenda

List of the speakers and participants

October 2021

Submission of the APEC Project Monitoring Report to APEC Secretariat.

APEC Project Monitoring Report

November - December 2021

Survey and interview compilation

Invitations distributed[1]

Systematization of qualitative and quantitative data

Virtual Session email invitations

January – February 2022

Virtual discussion sessions implementation

3 virtual discussion sessions

APEC Project Evaluation Survey

Survey results

March - May 2022

Final Study Report submitted and endorsed by PPWE

Final Study Report

August 2022

Submission of the Project Completion Report to APEC Secretariat

Project Completion Report



[1] Invitations are going to be send more than two months before the project events.



Risks

Potential risk

Mitigation Plan

APEC economies either do not send complete surveys or send them with incomplete information, which will result in not having all the information needed to prepare the study.

Each economy will be permanently monitored through reminders to ensure that they complete the surveys.

In the case surveys are sent with missing information, secondary information will be consulted.

Approach the co-sponsoring economies and seek their utmost cooperation

Participants do not attend the agreed interview meeting (video call)

Permanent coordination with the participants who will be interviewed.

The option of answering the interview in writing will be provided if they are unable to respond by video call.

There will be a backup list of people to be interviewed.

The video call system reports connection problems and interviews cannot be carried out

Equipment/software and connection will be verified thirty (30) minutes before the video call begins.

The organizer will have a backup video call equipment/software.

The option of answering the interview in writing will be provided if they are unable to respond by video call.

Technical problems arise during the virtual discussion sessions (e.g., image or sound does not work properly, the presentations cannot be projected, among others)

With speakers: the equipment/software and the connection will be previously verified one (1) day and then one (1) hour before the virtual discussion sessions start.

With attendees: the equipment/software and the connection will be previously verified thirty (30) minutes before the virtual discussion sessions start.

The organizer will have backup equipment/software.

The speakers will be asked to send their presentations before the discussion sessions begin, in case it is necessary to show them from another computer. 

Speakers cancel unexpectedly

Speakers will be reconfirmed two (02) days before each discussion session is held and will be permanently contacted (text messages, telephone calls) three (3) hours before the virtual discussion session start.

If speakers cannot attend the virtual discussion session, they should confirm at least seven days prior to the event.

Last minute cancellation should be confirmed along with the recommendation of alternative speakers.

The number of participants is below the quota target

Invitations will be sent at least one (1) month in advance and reminders will be sent by email permanently.

The attendees do not actively participate in the virtual discussion sessions

The organizer will encourage the attendees to make relevant comments, suggestions, and recommendations during the virtual discussion sessions.

Different levels of knowledge among participants in the virtual discussion sessions

Participants will be provided with prior information (along with the invitation emails) on the topics to be discussed in the discussion sessions.

Economies not applying knowledge learned or adopting recommendations from the project

The toolkit will provide clear guidence on how economies could apply the best practices, including information on limitations and the difficulties economies could faced.


Monitoring and Evaluation

The indicators are as follows:

Category

Evaluation Focus

Indicators

Target Goals

Evaluation Method

Reporting

Outputs

1.   Final Study Report

1. No. of pages

70

Certification by PO

Completion Report

2. Submission to the Secretariat

 May 2022

Submission to the Secretariat

Email to the Secretariat

3.   Systematization of best practices per APEC economy

15[1]

Certification by PO

Completion Report[2]

4.  No. of surveys conducted

105

Survey Report

Completion Report

5.No.of attending economies

15[3]

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

Outcomes

1.   Updated findings and Policy recomendations.

1.No of best practices

15[4]

Certification by PO

Completion Report

2. No of policy recommendations

15[5]

Certification by PO

Completion Report

2.   Improved awareness and participation of PPWE member economies.

3.No of participants in the virtual discussion session

40 to 50

Event Attendance List

Completion Report

4. No of APEC Project Evaluation Survey filled out by virtual session attendees

At least 70%

Certification by PO

Completion Report

3.    Adoption of best practices among APEC economies.

5. Promotion of toolkit.

3 virtual discussion sessions

Certification by PO

Completion Report

6.   Implementation of international best practices by economies

2022 to 2023

Tracking economies six months after event

Report to Working Group

Others



[1] This target goal considers a minimum of a systematization of different best practices expected.

[2] Internal use.

[3] This target goal considers a minimum of a systematization of different best practices expected.

[4] This target goal considers a minimum of best practices expected.

[5] This target goal considers a minimum of best practices expected.


Linkages

Collaborative actions will be established with associations of women leading MSMEs and related public and private sectors representatives from APEC economies. It would be possible to collaborate with the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that works on gender issues.

This project seeks to encourage APEC economies to take a permanent active role and implement improvements in their public policies in response to the crisis accounting for women's unique needs, responsibilities, and perspectives. The project will provide policymakers and participants with the best possible honestly to implement comparative projects in their respective economies, which will be relevant to APEC and non-APEC fora.

Sustainability

The project, once completed, will continue to have impacts on APEC economies. Firstly, the final study report will provide senior government officials and policymakers of the APEC economies and associations of women leading MSMEs from APEC economies with information about best practices from policies, programs, and strategies. This report will be disseminated through APEC's website to support ongoing discussions for future initiatives, which will allow the mentioned actors to access this document.

Secondly, the toolkit will contain main guidelines for selecting best practices from the APEC economies and information about the resources needed to implement these initiatives (training, material, staffing, etc.). This information will be essential to help throughout the implementation of best practices in the specific economies. Finally, this project will contribute to the implementation of the La Serena Roadmap and improvements are expected in women's labour participation in APEC economies.

Project Overseers

Since 2019, Mr. Luis Venero has been the Director for the Promotion and Development of the Economic Autonomy of Women of the General Directorate for Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination. He has more than 20 years of experience in public administration and has held positions related to the preparation and supervision of economic and social projects. He works closely with the APEC Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

The Project Overseer seeks APEC funding to support 2 speakers in total for the 3-day Virtual Discussion Session. Both speakers will attend Discussion Sessions and will present a brief report. Total of 8 hours per speaker.

Likewise, we will contract a consultant team that includes the following suggested roles and scope of work. It is worth mention that this considers one single contract with the detailed roles and responsabilities.

1) Administrative Assistant: Clerical support – provide administrative support for a total of 480 hours with the following scope of work:

No.

Scope of work

Unit (Hour)

1.        

Elaborating TOR with technical and administrative specifications (including Drafting General Information).   

8

2.        

Identifying and contacting venues and vendors with adequate equipment and internet bandwidth; and finalize selection process and agreement by giving support to the PO.   

24

3.        

Supporting the contact with Speakers and moderator for their availability.

8

4.        

Creating the Invitation for Government Officials and confirming their attendance.

8

5.        

Designing flyers to be posted in the governments’ social media accounts.

12

6.        

Confirming participation from APEC economies.

8

7.        

Conducting a dry run one day prior the event.

8

8.        

Compiling participants data of the virtual sessions.

8

9.        

Uploading virtual sessions’ materials.

2

10.     

Ensuring and supervising all aspects of virtual event during the virtual sessions.

15

11.     

Finishing administrative works with the venue.

8

12.     

Circulating and collecting virtual sessions’ evaluation forms and documentations of the event to the participants.

3

13.

Supporting the Consultant Team in the organization of tasks and coordination with those involved in the project.

368

Total

480

2)     Senior Consultant: Will work a total of 582 hours with the scope of works as follows:

No.

Actions

Unit (Hour)

1.        

Validating and improving the desk research to gain better understanding and knowledge about the issues to enrich the final report of the project.

16

2.        

Validating and improving secondary information draft.

80

3.        

Validating and improving primary information draft.

80

4.        

Working with speakers and discussants in revising and finalizing agenda of virtual sessions.

24

5.        

Validating the list of suitable potential speakers.                     

8

6.        

Monitoring the junior consultant work.

40

7.        

Developing and validating ex-ante and ex-post evaluation.

16

8.        

Validating virtual sessions’ draft.

16

9.        

Validating the Monitoring Report

16

10.     

Validating the Completion Report

16

11.     

Developing the final study report of maximum of 70 pages that will be submitted to report and evaluate the implementation of the project, which will include of the following but not limited to: introduction of the project; summary of speakers’ presentations; findings derived from discussions at the virtual sessions; conclusions and suggested policy recommendations as well as survey and feedbacks results from the participants.

150

12.     

Other tasks associated with the project.

120

Total

582


3)     Junior Consultant: Will work a total of 919 hours with the scope of works as follows:

No.

Actions

Unit (Hour)

1.        

Conducting a desk research to gain better understanding and knowledge about the issues to enrich the final report of the project.

24

2.        

Design of methodology.

24

3.        

Collecting, analyzing and synthesizing secondary information during the project (conceptual framework, best practices).

553

4.        

Collecting, analyzing and synthesizing primary information during the project (including interview guide and survey design).

156

5.        

Creating a list of suitable potential speakers.                     

12

6.        

Inviting speakers and discussing terms and expected output from speakers.

16

7.        

Developing ex-ante and ex-post evaluation.

16

8.        

Taking notes during the virtual session

6

9.        

Drafting virtual session report.

16

10.     

Working with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda of virtual sessions make sure speaker’s materials are in line with the topic.

16

11.     

Drafting a Monitoring Report

16

12.     

Drafting a Completion Report

24

13.     

Other tasks associated with the project

40

Total

919


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Publication (if any)

Fund Account

Sub-fund

Project Year

Project Session

APEC Funding

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

Sponsoring Forum

Topics

Committee

Other Fora Involved

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

Proposing Economy(ies)

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Expected Start Date

Expected Completion Date

Project Proponent Name 1

Job Title 1

Organization 1

Postal Address 1

Telephone 1

Fax 1

Email 1

Project Proponent Name 2

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Organization 2

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Telephone 2

Fax 2

Email 2

Declaration

Project Summary

Relevance

Objectives

Alignment

TILF/ASF Justification

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Dissemination

Gender

Work Plan

Risks

Monitoring and Evaluation

Linkages

Sustainability

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