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APEC SECRETARIAT PRESENTATION:  APEC SECRETARIAT PRESENTATION GREETINGS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE ALCoB CONFERENCE 17-19 JANUARY 2004 SEOUL, KOREA Scope of Presentation:  Scope of Presentation Origins, History and Structure of APEC The APEC Secretariat Human Resource Working Group Education Priorities Themes and Sub-themes APEC 2004-Chile Project Management ORIGINS OF APEC:  ORIGINS OF APEC Established 1989 12 Founding Members MEMBERSHIP:  MEMBERSHIP Australia Brunei Darussalam Canada Indonesia Japan Republic of Korea Malaysia New Zealand Philippines Singapore Thailand United States of America China (1991) Chinese Taipei (1991) Hong Kong, China (1991) Mexico (1993) Papua New Guinea (1993) Chile (1994) Peru (1998) Russia (1998) Viet Nam (1998) GLOBAL INFLUENCE:  GLOBAL INFLUENCE Major contributor of global prosperity and stability Roughly one third of the world’s population Combined GDP of approx US$18 trillion (More than half of total world production) 47% of global trade UNIQUE FEATURES:  UNIQUE FEATURES First “Information Age” multilateral institution Consultative process with 21 economies committed to building strong “Asia Pacific Community” Committed to unilateral liberalisation Obligations undertaken on voluntary basis Decision making by consensus UNIQUE FEATURES...contd:  UNIQUE FEATURES...contd Small staff and small budget Transparency – private sector, industry and academia contribute to ideas and implementation APEC is fast e.g. e-Commerce readiness initiative Not a donor organisation but catalyst for good policies and economic and technical cooperation PROMOTING GROWTH:  PROMOTING GROWTH Promote good policies and facilitate cooperation in the region Project APEC’s influence outside the region APEC’S VISION:  APEC’S VISION “A community of Asia-Pacific economies, based on the spirit of openness and partnership which would make cooperative efforts to: address the challenges of change Reduce barriers to trade and investment to enable free flow of goods, services and capital work towards broadly based economic growth, higher living and educational standards and sustainable growth that respects the environment” BOGOR GOALS:  BOGOR GOALS Free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific by 2010 for developed member economies and 2020 for developing ones ROAD MAPS:  ROAD MAPS Osaka Action Agenda Manila Action Plan Individual Action Plans APEC’S THREE PILLARS:  APEC’S THREE PILLARS Trade and Investment Liberalisation Business Facilitation Economic and Technical Cooperation Slide13:  Energy (since 1990) Fisheries (since 1991) Human Resources Development (since 1990) Industrial Science and Technology (since 1990) Marine Resources Conservation (since 1990) Telecommunications & Information (since 1990) Trade Promotion (since 1990) Transportation (since 1991) Tourism (since 1991) Agricultural Technical Cooperation Small & Medium Enterprises Trade & Investment Data (since 1990, disbanded in Nov 1998) ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION SOM Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Gender Integration (AGGI) (since 1999) Steering Group on E-commerce (since 1999) since 1994 (called BAC before 1999) Sub-group EC Outlook Taskforce since 1994, predecessor RTL from 1992 Sub-committees/Experts Groups: Sub-Committee on Standards & Conformance Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures Market Access Group Group on Services - Telecommunications - Tourism - Transportation - Energy Investment Experts Group Intellectual Property Rights Government Procurement Mobility of Business People Competition Policy/Deregulation since 1995, predecessor ETI 1991 APEC’S RECORD:  APEC’S RECORD Over a decade APEC region has grown faster, traded more, received greater inward investment, created more jobs and generated higher standards of living than non APEC economies Economy of region as a whole has expanded by a third and three quarters for lower income economies When APEC formed most APEC economies had average tariff rates higher than 10%; today only three do After a decade nearly all APEC economies have doubled their share of trade as a percentage APEC SECRETARIAT:  APEC SECRETARIAT Core support mechanism for APEC process Advisory, operational, logistic and technical services to member economies and fora Project management and evaluation Communications, Public and Media Relations Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director; 21 Seconded Professional Staff Members; 26 Support Staff Secretariat Outputs:  Secretariat Outputs Disbursement of funds for approved projects in liaison with relevant project proponents and fora Provide advice to fora and project proponents on project implementation processes including contracts and tendering, RFPs Administer the Guidelines for Project Evaluation Provide advice to the BMC on the development and implementation of the APEC project evaluation guidelines APEC Secretariat New Building:  APEC Secretariat New Building 35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace Singapore 119616 Human Resource Development Working Group (HRDWG):  Human Resource Development Working Group (HRDWG) The HRDWG conducts its activities through 3 networks dealing with complementary aspects of HRD: Labour and Social Protection Network (LSPN), Capacity Building Network (CBN) and Education Network (EDNET) Current Priorities of the HRDWG:  Current Priorities of the HRDWG Providing quality basic education, with the focus on increasing access by all groups to basic education and increasing levels of educational attainment for the population as a whole; Improving labour market information and analysis to support flexible and efficient labour markets which contribute to economic growth and trade and investment in the region. Current Priorities (cont’d):  Current Priorities (cont’d) Enhancing the skills of managers, entrepreneurs and educators/trainers in key sectors as well as supporting the needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and promoting the management of sustainable growth and development; Promoting and developing lifelong learning as a means both to meet rapidly changing skills in the economy as well as individual needs for adjustment and upgrading of education, vocational training, professional and technical skills and management development; Current Priorities (cont’d):  Current Priorities (cont’d) Increasing the quality of curricula, teaching methods and instructional materials in education, training and skills development at all levels with particular focus on preparing for the transition to the 21st century. Current Priorities (cont’d):  Current Priorities (cont’d) Facilitating the mobility of qualified persons to help meet skill shortages by developing means for mutual recognition of skills and qualifications and to increase opportunities for people to gain the skills required required for the economic growth and development of member economies and the region as a whole; Current Priorities (cont’d):  Current Priorities (cont’d) Enhancing the quality, productivity, efficiency and equitable development of the labour forces and work places in member economies; and Strengthening cooperation in education and training to support trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation. Education Priorities :  Education Priorities Providing quality basic education; Promoting and developing lifelong learning; Increasing quality of curricula, teaching methods and instructional materials for education; Strengthening cooperation in education APEC Leaders Statements on ICT Education in Bangkok:  APEC Leaders Statements on ICT Education in Bangkok We all agree that we must be linked through the Internet to create a foundation for shared prosperity in the future. We aim to meet the Brunei Goals of tripling internet access by 2005 and universal access by 2010. We very much welcome an APEC Digital Development Center and other elememts in legal framework, human capacity and technology building and worker retraining. This means a closer partnership between business, government academics in order to apply ICT to everyday life. Themes and Sub-themes APEC 2004 - Chile:  Themes and Sub-themes APEC 2004 - Chile Main Theme “ One Community, Our Future” Sub-Themes A Commitment to Development through Trade Sharing benefits through better practices Skills for the coming challenges Themes and Sub-themes APEC 2004 – Chile (cont’d) :  Themes and Sub-themes APEC 2004 – Chile (cont’d) Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Growth Growth and Stability: Key for APEC Integration Commitment to Sustainable Growth Experiencing our Diversity Third APEC Education Ministerial Meeting- Santiago, Chile April 29-30, 2004 :  Third APEC Education Ministerial Meeting- Santiago, Chile April 29-30, 2004 Theme “ Skills for the Coming Challenges” The Meeting will focus on 4 priority areas:- Learning English and other foreign languages Stimulating learning in Math and Science Using Information Technology for teaching and learning Centralised and Decentralised Systemic Reforms Project Management:  Project Management Existing Process of Management: Identification of projects by public/private agencies Project proposal submitted by economies to relevant APEC Fora for endorsement and ranking Project proposal sent to the APEC Secretariat for review and streamlining Project Proposal sent to the APEC Budget and Management Committee (BMC) Accountability:  Accountability SOM  BMC/Fora  Secretariat   Project Proponents Project Overseers  Contractors/Experts Secretariat’s task: provides preparatory advice on formulation of APEC projects, manages project funding and evaluates projects funded from the APEC Operational and TILF Accounts. Responsibility:  Responsibility The responsibility for the management of the approved APEC funding of the project rests with the project overseer, with the APEC Secretariat advising on administrative and financial rules. Within the Secretariat, the Director (Program) who looks after the APEC forum from which a project arises is the overseer’s principal contact point on all matters relating to the project. Proposal:  Proposal Objectives : Ministers/Leaders priorities : Assessment Measures Linkages : Benefits to be derived Methodology : within 2 years and time-table EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Ranking of Projects within Fora Ranking of projects by BMC Proposal (Continued) - Budget : detailed : waivers - Dissemination of : prefer electronic project output means - Assessment : criteria - short and long-term - Gender Criteria :  Proposal (Continued) - Budget : detailed : waivers - Dissemination of : prefer electronic project output means - Assessment : criteria - short and long-term - Gender Criteria EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Urgent Projects : USD 500,000 set aside for new Operational Account projects Intersessional Approval EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Implementation Formation of Steering Committee Tendering of projects Contracts Undertakings for labour and travel EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Implementation (Continued) Monitor process through fora Monitor process through BMC (July meeting) Requests for changes EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  EXISTING PROCESS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Evaluation Formation of Small Group in each fora to receive evaluation reports Small Group under BMC to consider evaluation reports MORE INFORMATION:  MORE INFORMATION jd@mail.apecsec.org.sg www.apec.org THANK YOU

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