Project profile — Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance


Conference Board of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3118778091)
2014-08-14 - 2019-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Indonesia (100.00%)


• Trade policy and administrative management:
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (50.00%)
Trade facilitation (33120) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (principal objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to facilitate trade and investment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia, with a focus on those owned and operated by women. Recognizing that SMEs are the drivers for poverty reduction and economic growth in Indonesia, the project works with the Indonesian government, private sector organizations, and trade policy experts to address regulatory constraints related to Indonesian SME development and access to markets. The project also provides targeted advisory services to develop commercial opportunities for promising Indonesian SMEs. It promotes Canadian investment opportunities in Indonesia through market research and exchanges between the Canadian and Indonesian business communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased sustainable and gender-responsive trade and investment opportunities, particularly for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), between Indonesia and Canada; and (2) increased use of trade and investment analysis and regulatory reform by Indonesian stakeholders for expanded trade and investment partnerships between Indonesia and Canada.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (August 2019) include: (1) the project led to a total of Can$7,058,568 in exports generated by 16 targeted small medium enterprises (SMEs) (of which seven are women-led ); (2) ten SMEs (of which six are women-led) participating in the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises Program put processes in place that improved their environmental performance; (3) 87.5% government and private-sector project stakeholders applied the knowledge regarding trade and investment analysis; (4) 87.5% government and private-sector project stakeholders applied the knowledge regarding regulatory best practices; (5) 11 manuals, 63 training modules, 20 reports, 80 activity briefs, nine Investment Presentations and 20 inputs into the Indonesia Technical Requirements Information System produced for broader knowledge sharing, with most of them available in English and "Bahasa Indonesia" at the project website; (6) 110 workshops and training sessions, four investment webinars and technical assistance delivered to participants from 28 directorates/units within the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia and 43 other government departments/agencies, 500 private sector organizations (firms and associations) and 20 universities/research institutes. The training and workshops reached 3,048 participants (53.5% women) and the dissemination events involved 2,990 participants (of which 77.3% women), with many participants benefitting from joining multiple learning opportunities. 99.4% of participants reported an increase in their trade and investment knowledge and skills.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $642,500
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
02-12-2019 Disbursement $598,853
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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