This indicator considers the presence of a functional interagency and multisectoral coordinating mechanism that oversees the development and implementation of the ICM program. The indicator further looks into the institutionalization of a local office with adequate administrative resources — staff, budget and equipment — to oversee, guide and coordinate the implementation of coastal strategies and action plans.
A fully functional coordinating body consisting of the government agencies, nongovernment entities, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders, as appropriate, is a key component of ICM programs. The purpose of the coordinating mechanism is to harmonize any overlapping responsibilities of line agencies and stakeholder interests, as well as to integrate policy and management interventions. Moreover, the availability and allocation of adequate administrative resources for ICM is an expression of the capacity of the ICM management team to administer, coordinate and implement activities over time. In the implementation of ICM, there is a need for a local office to serve as a clearing house, central coordinating agency and focal point for multisectoral activities.
-Coordinating mechanism established and legal basis
-Organizational structure of the coordinating mechanism
-Coordinating offi ce established and legal basis
-Organizational structure of the coordinating office
-Staff and budget allocation of the coordinating office