CTI55 – Peer Review and Capacity Building on APEC Infrastructure Development and Investment (Reviewed Economy: Papua New Guinea)
Deadline for application:
Wed, 5 Aug. 2020
About this opportunity
The APEC Secretariat is seeking proposals for the Peer Review and Capacity Building on APEC Infrastructure Development and Investment in Papua New Guinea.
As a contribution to the implementation of the APEC Multi-Year Plan on Infrastructure Development and Investment and APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025, the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) in 2015 endorsed a proposal titled “Peer Review and Capacity Building to Advance Cross-Sectoral Issues on Physical Connectivity” (Doc No. 2015/SOM1/CTI/015rev1).
Later in 2015, APEC Ministers welcomed the reference guide (titled “Reference Guide for Peer Review and Capacity Building on APEC Infrastructure Development and Investment”, Doc No. 2015/SOM3/CTI/007-03) which was developed to implement the peer review and capacity building mechanism. With the reference guide in place, the next steps are to identify the volunteer economies, conduct peer reviews and capacity building activities from 2016 onwards.
This reference guide was further updated in 2019 (Doc No. 2019/SOM3/CTI/046) in response to the revision made of the “APEC Guidebook on Quality of Infrastructure Development and Investment”. The objective of the peer review and capacity building is to support and promote initiatives by APEC member economies in advancing cross-sectoral issues under Physical Connectivity.
The process consists of the following:
- Conduct a peer review on policies and practices, including relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to the planning, selection and implementation process of infrastructure projects.
- Identify capacity building needs of the reviewed economy (Papua New Guinea) through peer review and provide capacity building activities based on the identified needs.
- Deepen knowledge through information sharing among member economies.
Since 2016, three APEC economies have been reviewed with Japan as the facilitating economy. In the Philippines, the peer review was completed in 2017 and two capacity-building activities were conducted. In Vietnam, the peer review and one capacity building activity were completed in 2018, while another capacity building activity is planned in 2020. As for Indonesia, the peer review was completed in 2019.
After consultations by Japan with other economies to participate in the peer-review process, Papua New Guinea has agreed to participate as the next reviewed economy, becoming the fourth economy to be reviewed under the mechanism. Australia and the United States have also expressed their intention to participate as co-facilitating economies. The APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU) will continue to support the mechanism as the ad hoc review team secretariat.
The objectives of this project are the following:
- Conduct a peer review on policies and practices, including relevant laws, regulations and guidelines relating to the planning, selection and implementation process of infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea.
- Identify capacity building needs of Papua New Guinea based on the results of the peer review.
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