Philippines: Integrated Coastal Resources Management

Sovereign Project | 33276-013

Summary

The long-term goals of the Project are enhanced coastal resources and reduced poverty among municipal fisherfolks. The Project purpose is sustainable management and conservation of coastal resources and increased income for coastal communities.

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Project Name Integrated Coastal Resources Management
Project Number 33276-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0071-PHI: Integrated Coastal Resources Management
Global Environment Facility US$ 8.00 million
Loan 2311-PHI: Integrated Coastal Resources Management
Ordinary capital resources US$ 23.55 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The long-term goals of the Project are enhanced coastal resources and reduced poverty among municipal fisherfolks. The Project purpose is sustainable management and conservation of coastal resources and increased income for coastal communities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The coastal and marine resources of the Philippines are of national and global importance because of their rich biodiversity and valuable contribution to the economy. However, these resources are declining and are under threats due to human activities. Coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass and other important coastal habitats are under severe stress with consequential decrease in the production of coastal fisheries. The resource depletion has affected the livelihood of fisherfolks, an overwhelming majority of whom live in poverty.

Since the mid 1980s, the Government has implemented a number of coastal resources management (CRM) programs, mostly as technical assistance from multilateral and bilateral agencies and some as part of major investment and policy initiatives in the sector. Interventions under these programs, notably in marine protected areas, resulted in significant positive impacts on biophysical parameters such as coral cover, fish catch, and biodiversity; promoted good governance practices especially at the local level with the participation of local communities in resource management and law enforcement; and created an awareness among local officials and coastal communities on the need for conservation and protection of coastal ecosystems. Despite these significant gains, threats to the management of coastal resources still persist due to a number of complex factors including lack of an integrated coastal resources management (ICRM) approach to coastal zone planning, policy and institutional weaknesses, weak law enforcement, high poverty incidence among coastal fisherfolks, and open access to marine and coastal resources.Building on the experience of past programs, the proposed Project will assist the Government to adopt a holistic approach to coastal resources management integrating terrestrial and coastal environments, strengthening policy and institutional framework, developing local government capacity, and reducing pressure on coastal resources.

The Project is part of the Country Strategy and Program for Philippines in 2005-2007.

Impact Enhanced coastal resources
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable management of coastal resources
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy environment and legal framework for integrated coastal resources management (ICRM) rationalized, institutional capacities strengthened, and governance improved

ICRM institutionalized and functional at the local levels, and coastal ecosystems and resources in the threatened areas of biodiversity are protected and managed

Alternative and supplementary livelihoods provided

Health and social conditions in the coastal communities improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

LGU scored 90.85% in ecogovernance

Participating LGUs are taking the initiative to fund some ICRMP-related activities (e.g. training and infra subprojects).

5,432 ha of no-take zones within the 31,264 ha of coral reefs managed with the active participation of People's Organizations.

A combined total of 4,476 ha have been contracted for mangrove rehabilation and reforestation of which 4,355 ha have been planted/rehabilitated

A combined total of 10,712 ha have been contracted for watershed rehabilation and reforestation of which 10,605 ha have been planted/rehabilitated

267 aquatic and land-based enterprises established; 55 ecotourism enterprises established and provided income to 1,118 members of self-reliant groups.

Implementation of the enterprises generated employment opportunities to 12,643 people.

267 enterprises/ecotourism projects were established.

Of the 12,643 employed, 5,506 or 44% are women

The Project provided a total of 13 completed subprojects on flood control systems, potable water systems, wharf, fisherman's federation complex, materials recovery and composting facilities, hospital, slaughter house and visitor information center. A landfill facility was also provided but partially completed at 53.94% completion by loan closing date.

Geographical Location The Project will be implemented in seven priority marine biodiversity corridors and ecosystems covering 80 municipalities in the provinces of Cagayan, Cebu, Davao Oriental, Masbate, Romblon, Siquijor, and Zambales.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation A participatory approach in the collection of baseline data relating to the coast resources was conducted. Livelihood projects were identified with the inputs of the affected communities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An estimated 369 person-months (pm) of consulting services, comprising about 51 pm international and 318 pm national consultants, will be required to assist the national government agencies, local governments, and local communities in implementing the Project. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement All goods and related services financed under the loan and GEF grant will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Mohammed Nasimul Islam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment & Natural ResourcesAtty. Analiza TehANALIZA@DENR.GOV.PHElliptical Circle, Quezon City
Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
Street, Manila
1004
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Aug 2002
Fact Finding 19 Apr 2004 to 25 May 2004
MRM 30 Jun 2004
Approval 23 Jan 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Grant 0071-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jan 2007 28 Mar 2007 29 Jun 2007 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 Jan 2007 0.00 7.18 90%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 8.00 23 Jan 2007 0.00 5.91 74%

Loan 2311-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jan 2007 28 Mar 2007 29 Jun 2007 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 43.07 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 23.55 23 Jan 2007 21.30 0.00 90%
Counterpart 19.52 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jan 2007 21.22 0.00 90%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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