Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Summary for Decision-Makers: Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance

This paper examines the distribution of species and critical marine habitats across the world’s oceans; analyzes trends in drivers, pressures, impacts and response; and establishes thresholds for protecting biodiversity hotspots, and indicators to monitor change.

From this scientific base, it assesses the current legal framework and available tools for biodiversity protection, current gaps in ocean governance and management and the implications for achieving a sustainable ocean economy tailored to individual coastal states grouped by social indicators.

Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance

This paper examines the distribution of species and critical marine habitats across the world’s oceans; analyzes trends in drivers, pressures, impacts and response; and establishes thresholds for protecting biodiversity hotspots, and indicators to monitor change.

From this scientific base, it assesses the current legal framework and available tools for biodiversity protection, current gaps in ocean governance and management and the implications for achieving a sustainable ocean economy tailored to individual coastal states grouped by social indicators.

GEF Guidance Documents to Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in IW Projects.

The Guidance Document to Economic Valuation is aimed at GEF International Waters project managers, economic experts and other stakeholders involved in GEF International Waters projects and more generally those interested in
including the economic valuation of ecosystem services into Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDA) and Strategic Action Programmes (SAP) and linked processes, such as policy and decision makers and environmental and development planners.

Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas

The development of this second edition of these guidelines was in part a response to evidence of the widespread incorrect application of the categories to marine protected areas (MPAs). Marine management and sustainable fisheries management are critical elements of good oceans management, but are not the same as protected areas management, where the primary focus is conservation of nature. The primary purpose of these supplementary guidelines is to increase the accuracy and consistency of assignment and reporting of the IUCN categories when applied to marine and coastal protected areas.

Manila Bay Area Situation Atlas (December 2018)

This Manila Bay Area 2018 is initially intended to be called Manila Bay Atlas and is proposed to be the 3rd Edition of the Manila Bay Atlas. During the August 15, 2018 meeting with NAMRIA and MBCO, in principle the proposal was accepted but with the understanding that:

▪ The Manila Bay Atlas 3rd Edition is still due by 2020;

▪ There are still ongoing surveys (i.e., ERDB, bathymetric survey) which is expected to be completed between 2019 and 2020; and

▪ A Technical Working Group for the Manila Bay 3rd Edition is yet to be created.

Socioeconomic Monitoring Guidelines for Coastal Managers in South Asia/SOCMON South Asia

<p>These guidelines are intended to provide guidance for conducting a socioeconomic assessment in the South Asia region, including determining assessment objectives, selecting indicators, collecting data, and analyzing data, and using the resulting information for adaptive management. Use of these guidelines is ideally accompanied by hands-on training; please contact your regional SocMon coordinator regarding upcoming training opportunities in your region.</p>

Donor Evaluations of ICM Initiatives: What Can Be Learned from them?

<p>The experience of 19 donor agencies and international organizations with evaluation of ICM initiatives is surveyed to analyze the diferences in the evaluative purposes and methodologies and their relevance to a `learning-based approach to ICM. We group evaluation into three broad categories: performance evaluation, management capacity assessment and outcomes evaluation. Performance evaluations address the quality of project implementation, and the degree to which project goals are achieved.

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