Socioeconomic Assessment Framework and Guidelines for Integrated Coastal Management

GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Programme for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pollution in the East Asian Seas (MPP-EAS)
Cambodia, PR China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Viet Nam
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Guides and Manuals
This publication provides a framework and guidelines for conducting socioeconomic impact assessments for integrated coastal management (ICM) programs. The framework and guidelines consist of (1) concepts and methods to contribute to a better understanding of the potential benefits and costs from ICM, and (2) indicators that might be used to help assess how well the ICM process is working. The concepts and methods described in this publication are drawn from the fields of environmental and natural resource economics and applied benefit-cost analysis and are intended to make information available that might better inform, and by that contribute to ICM efforts.