Philippines: Integrated Coastal Resources Management

Sovereign Project | 33276-013 Status: Active

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 Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
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 The Project is rated effective and efficient in achieving the sustainable management of coastal resources.
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)

Based on the results of guided self-assessment administered to the participating LGUs, average ecogovernance index was 76.14% by year 4

LGUs scored 90.85%.

79 LGUs prepared and adopted ICRM plans into their municipal planning process .

24,908 ha coral reefs with 5,432 ha of no-take zones, 4,355 ha mangroves and 10,605 ha watershed managed with the active participation of people's organizations.

The 267 land and aquatic enterprises and 55 ecotourism enterprises established

generated employment opportunities to 12,643 people of which 5,506 or 43% are women. Some 4,608 members of which 1,645 (36%) were women in 73 self-reliant groups were trained on ICRM and biodiversity conservation.

Some 1,865 bantay-dagat (marine watch team) members in 26 self-reliant groups were trained on fishery and coastal laws and enforcement.

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. A total of 59,326 households in 115 barangays in 12 municipalities benefitting from social and environmental facilities.

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 The project activities are aimed at, among other things, sustainable management of marine and coastal resources and environmental protection, and by design are not expected to create any significant adverse environmental impacts. Potential negative impacts are mainly during construction and will be temporary, minor, and localized in extent and can be mitigated to acceptable levels.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will require small plots of land for the construction of social and environmental facilities, which will be obtained through allocation of available unoccupied public land, and purchases in the open market. Any person adversely affected by the access restriction and discipline to aquatic, mangrove, and watershed resources will be compensated in accordance with the Restricted Resource Use Framework.
Indigenous Peoples Information during appraisal suggests that the Project will not cover or affect any area inhabited by indigenous people. If such groups of people are identified as being significantly affected by the Project in any municipality, an indigenous peoples' development plan (IPDP) will be prepared in accordance with the ADB's indigenous people's policy, and implementation of project activities in these municipalities will be conditional on ADB's approval of the relevant IPDP.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder analysis identified the following stakeholders: coastal communities, fisherfolk, civil societies, municipal and provincial governments, and national government sector agencies.
During Project Implementation A participatory approach in the collection of baseline data relating to the coastal 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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mohammed Islam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Atty. Analiza Teh
[email protected]
Elliptical 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 30 Mar 2016

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 7.17 119%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 8.00 23 Jan 2007 0.00 5.90 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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 19.70 0.00 93%
Counterpart 19.52 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jan 2007 20.67 0.00 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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