Indonesia: Marine and Coastal Resources Management Project

Date: December 2012
Type: Evaluation Reports
Agriculture and natural resources; Evaluation
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 31153-013


Marine and coastal resources provide vital support to Indonesia’s economy, and are of national and global importance because of their rich biological diversity. However, previous resource management efforts did not adequately meet the objectives of protecting and sustaining the use of coastal resources. Resource use and exploitation resulted in widespread environmental degradation. At the same time, policy changes brought in a new institutional setting for natural resources management and environmental protection. The government initiated decentralization where natural resource management responsibilities were to be devolved to local governments. However, local governments lacked the capacity for planning and sustainably managing natural resources. Delays in establishing an appropriate system of communal resource ownership in relation to the scheme of individual ownership may have led to greater exploitation of resources to generate more income.

This report validates the completionreport’s assessment of the project which aims to enhance local capacity to plan and manage the sustainable development of coastal and marine resources in Indonesia. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other considerations and Follow-up