Project profile — Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance

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Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance - Overview
Conference Board of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3118778091)
2014-08-14 - 2019-08-31
Country / region • Indonesia (100.00%)
Sector • Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade policy and administrative management (33110) (50.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade facilitation (33120) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Trade development (principal objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
Description and results


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 March 2018 include: (1) 899 individuals (51% women) from the Indonesian Ministry of Trade and other ministries including Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), 255 private sectors small medium enterprises (SMEs), 40 business associations, 10 universities and research institutes have improved their skills and knowledge in SME export development, trade promotion and negotiation, regulatory rules and practices for trade, and Canadian standards and regulations, including food safety and environment; (2) 15 coffee, apparel and footwear SMEs were supported to attend international trade fairs and met with potential buyers, thereby increasing their understanding and knowledge on how to enter the North American Market, including: marketing activities, competitors’ products, and price range for their products. There were Canadian buyers’ missions for footwear and coffee during fiscal year 2017-2018. Both activities have resulted in signed purchase orders for more than C$2 million from the North American market; (3) information on Canadian exporting requirements, standards, and regulations in key industries was added to the Ministry of Trade's internal website for Indonesian exporters; (4) project information on trade and investment opportunities between Indonesia and Canada, including information related to gender-equality and the environment, has been disseminated. Apparel and footwear SMEs have participated in a program that improved their environmental performance; (5) 24 Canadian firms enhanced their investment linkages with Indonesian stakeholders by meeting with Indonesian officials from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) through a project-sponsored investment roadshow across Canada. A Canadian investor database was created to assist BKPM to identify and follow up with organizations with potential for investment in Indonesia; (6) a total of 290 SMEs with 537 participants (286 men, 251 women) have received gender- and environment-responsive training and technical assistance to improve exports to Canada; (7) a total of 121 knowledge products have been produced, disseminated and are available for reference, including manuals, training materials, research reports, webinars, activity briefs, and newsletters; and (8) research for identifying specific barriers women-led Indonesian SMEs in the three priority sectors face and how to help them overcome these barriers and access export markets is just completed. These results are contributing to improved knowledge and information on trade and investment opportunities between Indonesia and Canada, enhancing linkages between Indonesia and Canada investors, business associations, and SMEs. Ultimately, the project is expected to help attract Canadian investments in Indonesia and improve exports by Indonesian SMEs, especially those led by women, to the Canadian market.



Original budget $642,500
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
02-12-2019 Disbursement $598,853
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