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The Individual Action Plan

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Greater inclusion of women is a worthy investment for the future that is crucial in expanding prosperity in the region. Women’s active participation in all levels of economic activities—including decision-making, leadership, and governance—will result in favorable and inclusive business and economic environment, which are essentials in achieving sustainable growth.

In the APEC 2014 WEF Statement, all APEC economies are encouraged to work toward defining and establishing measurable and aspirational voluntary goals that include mainstreaming women’s roles in leadership and representation in decision-making, in both public and private sectors. APEC economies are encouraged to adopt these initiatives by end of 2020.

Recognizing that increasing the participation of women in economic activities will serve as catalyst to economic growth, a project is underway to help encourage APEC economies promote women’s participation in the economy. The project particularly focuses on leadership, decision making, and management, while taking into account the individual economic and social circumstances of each economy.


  • Develop the Individual Action Plan as a mechanism for measurable and aspirational voluntary goals of women’s representation in leadership, which economies could work toward by the end of 2020. In the IAP, each economy is encouraged to set a voluntary target based on their indicators and definitions;
  • Report the progress to PPWE, WEF and APEC Ministers and Leaders in 2017 and 2021; and
  • Enhance women’s participation in the economy particularly focusing on leadership, decision making, and management.


Individual Action Plans for Enhancement of the Ratio of Women's Representation in Leadership

Australia2015  201720182019 2021
Brunei Darussalam       
Chile2015 2017201820192020 
People's Republic of China 2016    2021
Hong Kong, China2015 20172018201920202021
Indonesia2015 2017   2021
Republic of Korea2015201620172018201920202021
Malaysia2015 2017  20202021
Mexico  2017  20202021
New Zealand2015 20172018   
Papua New Guinea       
Peru2015 2017  20202021
The Philippines2015 20172018  2021
Russia2015 20172018  2021
Singapore2015201620172018 20202021
Chinese Taipei2015201620172018201920202021
Thailand2015     2021
United States2015     2021
Viet Nam2015      

For more details please find the TOR for the project: Click to Download.