APEC Study Center of Canada
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada serves as Canada's designated Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center. Universities and research institutes around the APEC region host APEC Study Centers (ASCs). There are currently more than 50 APEC Study Centers in 20 of the 21 APEC member economies.
APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership
APF Canada welcomes the support of the Government of Canada and thanks Global Affairs Canada for its funding of the Phase II expansion of the APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership.
The Partnership, in which APF Canada has collaborated with the Government of Canada and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat since 2016, is a capacity-building project designed to address key challenges faced by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in APEC developing economies. It has helped innovative entrepreneurs start up and scale up their businesses, improve business management practices, and access resources and connections with a focus on sustainable inclusive growth and poverty reduction, particularly among women- and youth-led businesses.
Phase I of the Partnership offered best-practice tools, ideas, knowledge, and critical connections derived from Canadian experience and tailored to the local markets of APEC developing economies.
Phase II, a four-year project supported by a C$2.31-million contribution from the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada’s Pan-Asia Regional Development Program, will build on the gains made in Phase I by replicating the work of the Partnership in three new APEC developing economies: Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. In addition, APF Canada will continue its work in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, extending its engagement with these economies and furthering the reach of the Partnership’s findings and results.