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APEC SECRETARIAT PRESENTATION. GREETINGS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE ALCoB CONFERENCE 17-19 JANUARY 2004 SEOUL, KOREA. Scope of Presentation. Origins, History and Structure of APEC The APEC Secretariat Human Resource Working Group Education Priorities

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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
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)

MEMBERSHIP
  • 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
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ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Leaders’ Meeting

APEC Business

Advisory Council

Sectoral Ministerial

Meetings

Ministerial Meeting

Senior Officials

Meeting (SOM)

APEC

Secretariat

Committee on

Trade & Investment

(CTI)

Budget &

Management

Committee (BMC)

SOM

Committee on

ECOTECH (ESC)

Economic

Committee (EC)

SOM Special

Task Groups

Working Groups (11)

  • 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 1994
  • (called BAC
  • before 1999)
  • since 1995, predecessor
  • ETI 1991
  • SOM Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Gender Integration (AGGI) (since 1999)
  • Steering Group on
  • E-commerce (since 1999)
  • 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)
  • Sub-group
  • EC Outlook Taskforce
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 d21
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 d22
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 d23
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 onICT 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-themesAPEC 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-themesAPEC 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
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.

Responsibility
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 OFPROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Ranking of Projects within Fora
  • Ranking of projects by BMC
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Proposal (Continued)- Budget : detailed : waivers- Dissemination of : prefer electronic project output means- Assessment : criteria - short and long-term- Gender Criteria

existing process of project management35
EXISTING PROCESS OFPROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Urgent Projects : USD 500,000 set aside for new Operational Account projects
  • Intersessional Approval
existing process of project management36
EXISTING PROCESS OFPROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Implementation
    • Formation of Steering Committee
    • Tendering of projects
    • Contracts
    • Undertakings for labour and travel
existing process of project management37
EXISTING PROCESS OFPROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Implementation (Continued)
    • Monitor process through fora
    • Monitor process through BMC (July meeting)
    • Requests for changes
existing process of project management38
EXISTING PROCESS OFPROJECT 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