Project profile — Support to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy Sub-Fund (WTE-SF)


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
2021-11-17 - 2023-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• America, regional (23.00%)
• Asia, regional (58.00%)
• Oceania, regional (14.00%)
• Europe, regional (5.00%)


• Informal/semi-formal financial intermediaries:
Informal/semi-formal financial intermediaries (24040) (15.00%)
Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (15.00%)
• Business support services and institutions:
Business support services and institutions (25010) (10.00%)
Business Development Services (25030) (10.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (20.00%)
• Trade policy and administrative management:
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (10.00%)
Trade facilitation (33120) (10.00%)
Trade education/training (33181) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal 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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to improve the enabling environment for inclusive trade and investment for developing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies in the Asia-Pacific region. The APEC Women and the Economy Sub-Fund is managed by the APEC Secretariat’s Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy. The project supports the sub-fund in carrying out its mandate. Project activities include providing capacity building initiatives such as training, workshops, symposiums, seminars and research to advance women’s economic empowerment. These capacity building activities focus on one or more of the following pillars of women’s economic participation: access to capital; access to markets; skills, capacity building and health; leadership, voice and agency; and innovation and technology.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased awareness of available resources, tools and support systems for economic empowerment, among women entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs); and (2) increased access to information and forums on government policies, regulations and legislations affecting MSMEs, for women entrepreneurs and aspiring MSMEs leaders.

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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