Project Completion Report (as of December 7, 2012) Please submit through your APEC Secretariat Program Director within 2 months of project completion. SECTION A: Project profile Project number & title: Time period covered in report: Committee / WG / Fora: Project Overseer Name / Organization / Economy: HRD 03/2012 - Decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave April 2012 – December 2012 Date submitted: December 7, 2012 Human Recourses Development Working Group Mr. Alexey Vovchenko, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation SECTION B: Project report and reflection Briefly answer each of the questions below. Section B should be a maximum of 2-3 pages, inclusive of the questions and tables provided. 1. Project description: In 3-4 sentences, describe the project and its main objectives. Gender is a cross-cutting theme in APEC (“Reforms can also help ensure that women are not forced to compromise on the well-being of their children to pursue a career”) and proposed project addresses the problem of lack of decent work during / after maternity and childcare leave and ways to overcome it. So, the project objective is to supply APEC economies with recommendations to provide the decent work during / after maternity and childcare leave. The main project tasks are: • to identify in collaboration with HRDWG, PPWE, ABAC and outside organizations’ experts (both international and local) the best methods and tools, providing decent work during / after maternity and childcare leave; all range of methods will be considered – legal base, special vocational education and training (TVET), flexible employment forms, etc., used by government bodies, NGOs and corporations; issues of public-private partnership will be considered with special attention; • to hold the APEC Workshop (October, Russia, Vladivostok) to network HRDWG, PPWE, ABAC and outside organizations’ experts and to discuss interim results for the purpose to determine the common approaches and recommendations; 30+ attendees are expected; • to develop recommendations, dedicated to the decent work provision during and after maternity and childcare leave; the approaches should be applicable for both industrialized and developing APEC economies. 2. Meeting your objectives: Were the proposed objectives of the project met? If so, please describe how. If not, please include any major changes to the proposed scope of the project. Please outline any problems you may have encountered that resulted in delays to the delivery of the activity. All the objectives of the project were successfully achieved. The experts of the executor of the project disseminated the prepared questionnaire among APEC economies, groups, fora and international organizations. On the basis of the feedbacks the experts carried out the research, which identified and described the best methods and tools providing decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave. These methods and tools were presented at the Workshop held on 31 October - 01 November 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia. 3. Evaluation: Describe how you evaluated the project upon completion? Detail the results of the evaluations conducted, if any (e.g. participant evaluation, peer review of publication, measurement of indicators, statistics demonstrating use of outputs etc.). Workshop was very useful, all set tasks were fulfilled. Workshop made a good contribution to the member economies in organizing cooperation and in creation of expert network in order to provide sustained sharing of expertize in the field of Decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave. 4. Key findings: Describe the main outputs delivered and any broader outcomes achieved as a result of this project. For example have there been any capacity building outcomes, policy or operational changes, or changes to standards or systems as a result of this activity?) Describe how project outputs relate to fora/sub fora/working group strategic and medium-term priorities and strategic priorities. Please provide examples of important findings or lessons learned arising from the project. All the speakers in their presentations and participants during discussions were mentioning, that it is necessary to share the knowledge and information received during the Workshop not only with representatives of APEC member economies within one group, and not just invite, but actively involve other related organizations and communities. Activities, developed on the basis of those organizations, will facilitate cross-border exchange of knowledge and actions, improvement of the situation with the decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave in the APEC region. Fruitful discussions on the basis of the presentations and draft recommendations elaborated by the researchers of the organizer of the Workshop on the basis of the feedbacks allowed participants of the Workshop to make conclusions and accept draft recommendations which were finalized by the experts of the organizer, disseminated among all participants of the project and finally adopted for further use in their everyday work for improving the situation with providing decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave. 5. Next steps: Describe any follow-up steps or projects that are planned following the completion of the activity such as post-activity evaluations or tracer studies planned to assess the impact of this activity? Have the results of the activity been disseminated to participants and other stakeholders and how? What are (if any) any flow-on effects from this activity? How will this activity inform any future APEC activities? Presentations and reports of the Workshop were disseminated among the participants of the Workshop. Afterwards all Workshop presentations and reports were sent to APEC Secretariat (Human Resources Development Working Group) inside the Final report presented by the Contractor. The report itself is published at the APEC official web-site under the APEC#212-HR-04.1. All participants of the Workshop informed that after returning home they would make presentations in their ministries/ organizations to share the knowledge received at the Workshop. The exchange of information will be continued. The network established during the Workshop with the assistance of the APEC Secretariat (HRDWG) will help to proceed further to more unified policy in providing decent work during/after maternity and childcare leave. 6. Feedback for the Secretariat: Do you have any suggestions for more effective management of projects in the future? Any assessment of consultants, experts or participants that you would like to share? (The Secretariat collates and examines feedback to identify trends for ongoing evaluation of our project management and/or communications systems.) The APEC Secretariat experts’ cooperation was very helpful, fruitful and timely, their assistance allowed the organizer to make the project rather successful with good results. 7. Participant information: Please provide details, where applicable. Insert rows as needed. Economy # male # female China P.R. Details 2 Indonesia 2 Malaysia 1 2 Philippines 1 Russia 6 12 Chinese Taipei 2 Viet Nam 2 Other: International Labor Organization 1 8. Outputs: Please provide details, where applicable. Change headings or insert rows as needed. # planned # actual Details # of workshops / events 5 5 Sessions of the workshop # of workshops / events 8 10 Reports/presentations # of publications distributed # of CDs distributed # of websites created Other: SECTION C: Budget Attach a detailed breakdown of the APEC- provided project budget, including: Planned costs (using most recently approved budget figures) Actual expenditures Variance notes: An explanation of any budget line under- or over-spent by 20% or more. DIRECT LABOUR Honorarium APEC Funding/ Planned Costs (US$) APEC Funding/ Actual Expenditures (US$) 5,000 2,000 Short term clerical staff fees 3,000 Contractor/ant/Researcher fee 16,000 TRAVEL (ALL SPEAKERS AND ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS) All airfares and per diem 74,473 TOTAL : 98,473 Variance 3 of 5 speakers were government officials 3,000 16,000 21,533 42,533 Some planned participants didn’t come SECTION D: Appendices or additions Please attach any of the following. This information will help us better understand your project, support overseers of similar projects and plan for future projects. List of experts or consultants utilized, with job titles and contact details, gender disaggregated where possible. List of participants, with job titles and contact details Event agendas Links to any relevant websites or online material (e.g. reports, resources created) Results of participant feedback or other project evaluation (raw and/or analyzed) Any other relevant information or resources that would help us learn more about your project FOR APEC SECRETARIAT USE ONLY APEC comments: Were APEC project guidelines followed? Could the project have been managed more effectively or easily by the PO? The project was effectively managed including following APEC guidelines. No substantive problems were encountered.