Title

Evaluating factors contributing to the success of community-based coastal resource management: The Central Visayas Regional Project-1, Philippines

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-1997

Abstract

The results of a quantitative evaluation of community-based coastal resource management at six sites of the Central Visayas Regional Project-1 (CVRP-1) located in Cebu and Negros Oriental, Philippines; are discussed. The goal of the research is to determine factors influencing the success and sustainability of community-based coastal resource management projects. Several lessons were learned, or confirmed, by the analysis, including: variations in evaluations of project success by project staff and beneficiaries; early and continuous participation of beneficiaries in the project is related to this positive evaluation of success; positive cultural attitudes toward collective action were related to perception of positive change; and job satisfaction among fishers was high, suggesting the development of supplementary, not alternative, employment opportunities.

Publication Title, e.g., Journal

Ocean and Coastal Management

Volume

36

Issue

1-3

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