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ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) Phase II

The ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II) (http://www.aadcp2.org/) is a long term partnership program between Australia and ASEAN to help the move towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the realisation of its Post-2015 Vision. The program aims to:

  • Develop a better knowledge and evidence base for regional policy making for the AEC;
  • Support the development of norms and standards in the new AEC;
  • Help socialise concepts, benefits and opportunities involved in the AEC; and
  • Assist the ASEAN Secretariat to improve its capacity and capability to facilitate the establishment of the AEC and its Post-2015 Vision.

AADCP II helps strengthen consumer protection in ASEAN by providing policy makers with evidence-based policy guidance and action plans, developing capacity building tools for consumer protection officials, as well as promoting dialogue amongst consumer protection stakeholders and advocates.


Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 

Since 2015, Germany has been supporting the ACCP and ASEAN Secretariat with funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Technical assistance provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have been focusing on promoting regional cooperation among the Member States on consumer protection, building advocacy and enforcement capacities, improving redress mechanisms, and strengthening civil society.

Starting in late 2018, activities will concentrate on both regional and national levels, also addressing selected related topics, such as product and food safety or e-commerce.


Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)

JAIF aims at supporting integration efforts to create the ASEAN Community by facilitating the implementation of the ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, which consists of the blueprints for the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), as well as the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025. JAIF also aims at promoting greater cooperation between ASEAN and Japan.

Since its first financial contribution, several additional funding supports have been pledged to the original JAIF, and as of 31 January 2019, the total contribution amounts to more than USD 668,000,000.