Impact evaluation of community-based coastal resource management projects in the Philippines.

The benefits of decentralizing the management of coastal resources to local governments and resource users have long been recognized, but the best systems for coastal resources management depend on many factors. A number of community-based management and co-management projects were started in the Philippines in the early 1980s. This report describes a comparative assessment of these projects to determine where improvements can be made in the design of future community-based coastal resource management projects. Early and continuing involvement by project beneficiaries is one of the factors that contributes to the success of the project development, implementation, and evaluation.


Pomeroy, R.S., Pollnac, R.B., Predo, C.D., Katon, B.M. (1996)
NAGA 19 (4): 9-12