Regional: Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative

Sovereign Project | 43126-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative
Project Number 43126-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7307-REG: Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Global Environment Facility US$ 1.20 million
TA 7307-REG: Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative (Supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 168,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Fishery

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Strengthened management of coastal and marine ecosystems in the coral triangle

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Strengthened cooperation among the CT6 on information exchange and decision making on coastal and

marine resources management.

Progress Toward Outcome The outcome has been achieved, as indicated in the following status of implementation progress.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened CTI regional cooperation

2. Established regional learning mechanisms for CTI.

3. Implemented communication and information dissemination plan

4. Established sustainable financing schemes for POAs

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

The targets of the four outputs have been achieved. In the attainment of output 1, the RETA has provided an efficient and effective venue for learning exchanges, meetings and events in line with the selected focus areas. The regional workshops provided opprotunities for a greater understanding of issues and for seeking consensus on solutions that the Coral Triangle Initiative could advocate and implement as a region and as individual sovereign nations, as called for in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) investment. Baseline assessments of the National Plan of Action (NPOA) and the Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) were utilized as state indicators for the State of the Coral Triangle Reports (SCTRs) and the Regional State of the Coral Triangle Report (RSCTR), establishing baselines against which future improvements could be measured. Decision support tools were introduced to guide data collection , structure the engagement by site-level users, and allow policy makers to appreciate various scenarious emanting from a menu of decisions pertaining to fisheries, marine protected areas, and climate change impacts.

For output 2, the RETA has used the International Waters Learning Exchange Network (IW: LEARN) as the platform for web management. The RETA considered information technology as facilitating, but not entirely driving knowledge management. The knowledge integrators contributed to preparation of the country SCTRs.

For output 3, the SCTRs have been fully embeded, and the RSCTR contributed to the articulation of the higher level outcomes of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security. The website developed under the RETA, has linkages with partners, countries, and social meda sites. Cooperation has bee strengthened in information management and decision-making, and has conformed to the GEF strategy of using available knowledge and improving the capacity of institutions to address transboundary issues.

For output 4, the national coordinating committees are in a better position to develop and pilot-test payment for ecosystem services initiatives and assess the costs of implementing their respective NPOAs.

Geographical Location Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project design was developed in close consultation with stakeholders from the CT6.
During Project Implementation

All activities are implemented in close consultation and with the participation of stakeholders from the CT6.

A CTI-CFF financial resources working group meeting was held during the second week of September 2014 in Manila. The RETA has been completed on 31 December 2014.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants have been recruited and mobilized.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ramachandran, Pavit
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 16 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2009 to 27 Mar 2009
Approval 08 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 7307-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jul 2009 - 08 Jul 2009 31 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 1,368,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,468,000.00 08 Jul 2009 1,709,672.41

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