Project profile — APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership - MSME Support


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
2016-06-06 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Asia, regional (100.00%)


• Business And Other Services: Business support services and institutions (25010) (25.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (25.00%)
• Trade policy and administrative management:
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (10.00%)
Trade facilitation (33120) (10.00%)
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) (33130) (10.00%)
Trade-related adjustment (33150) (10.00%)
Trade education/training (33181) (10.00%)

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)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This initiative seeks to reduce poverty in developing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies by encouraging micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) to expand into global and regional markets. The project consists of two main components, one of which is a sub-fund managed by the APEC Secretariat that supports small-scale projects helping MSMEs in developing APEC economies to innovate, grow, and gain better access to global and regional markets. The second component of the project, implemented by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, provides complementary training, research and mentoring elements to benefit MSMEs in developing APEC economies. The two components have a combined value of $4.74 million.

Expected results 

The expected outcome of this component of the project is: increased ability of approximately 600 MSMEs in developing APEC economies, particularly those MSMEs owned by women, to expand their businesses, create poverty-reducing employment and integrate into the broader APEC market.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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