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Feasibility, Fishing Development Project
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Project Detail

Country

Bahamas

Project Number

TC7804223

Approval Date

May 23, 1979

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Subsector

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 375,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 70,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 305,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATC/SF-1728-BH Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Contingency Recuperation Grant
Operation Number ATC/SF-1728-BH
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Contingency Recuperation Grant
Publications
Published 2021
¿Cómo generar más valor en la pesca artesanal?: Desafíos, brecha de valor potencial y recomendaciones de política
La pesca artesanal en Perú es uno de los sectores estratégicos que permitirían reactivar la economía y mejorar la competitividad del país, así como garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo sostenible de su población. El objetivo general de este estudio es proporcionar información sobre el estado y las tendencias del sector pesquero artesanal peruano, además de examinar los desafíos que enfrenta, a nivel ambiental, socioeconómico, institucional y técnico dicho sector. Asimismo, se analizan las oportunidades que podrían potenciar el desarrollo y la competitividad de este sector, pero de forma sostenible y socialmente responsable. Se espera que toda la información ofrecida en este reporte sirva de recurso técnico para el diseño e implementación de políticas y estrategias de intervención que promuevan el desarrollo sostenible del sector pesquero artesanal peruano.
Publications
Published 2020
Analysis of Agricultural and Fishery Policies and Agriculture-related Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Suriname
The agriculture and fisheries sectors account for 9 percent of Surinames GDP. Transition to a modern and innovative agri-food system is among the goals of Surinames government. Surinames agricultural policies include a combination of trade regulations, budget support, and direct participation in agricultural production by the state-owned companies. In 2016-2018, high inflation and currency depreciation impacted agricultural producers and consumers, while the budget funds for support to agriculture were substantially cut. In 2018, the annual value of support to individual producers in Suriname was SRD $267 million, or 16% of total farm receipts. This figure reflects strong market price support to livestock producers at the expense of consumers, while rice producers receive disincentives due to agricultural policies. Between 2015 and 2018, support to general services for agriculture, the most efficient way to promote innovative development, decreased from 44% to only 6% of the total support to the agricultural sector. The fisheries sector was mainly supported through the fuel tax concessions. The amount of the general services support to fisheries was less than the cost of the fishing licenses. While agriculture contributes 19% to the Surinames greenhouse gas emissions, the study found that agricultural policies do not favour climate-affecting activities in agriculture.
Publications
Published 2020
Diagnóstico integral del sector pesca y acuicultura de la República de Panamá
El sector pesquero y acuícola de Panamá es uno de los sectores estratégicos del país para mejorar la economía y competitividad, así como para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo sostenible de su población. El objetivo general de este estudio es proporcionar información actualizada sobre el estado y las tendencias de este sector, además de las amenazas y desafíos que enfrenta, a nivel ambiental, socioeconómico, institucional y técnico. Asimismo, se incluye una descripción de las fortalezas y oportunidades que podrían potenciar su desarrollo y competitividad de forma sostenible y socialmente responsable. Se espera que toda la información ofrecida en este reporte sirva de recurso técnico para el diseño e implementación de políticas y estrategias de intervención que promuevan el desarrollo sostenible del sector pesca y acuicultura de Panamá.
Publications
Published 2021
Building a more Resilient and Low-Carbon Caribbean - Report 1: Climate Resiliency and Building Materials in the Caribbean
The Caribbean islands are among the 25 most-vulnerable nations in terms of disasters per-capita or land area, and climate change is only expected to intensify these vulnerabilities. The loss caused by climate events drags the ability of the Caribbean countries to invest in infrastructure and social programs, contributing to slower productivity growth, poorer health outcomes, and lower standards of living. Within this context, building resiliency should become a priority for the Caribbean countries. The series “Building a more resilient and low-carbon Caribbean”, focuses on improving the resiliency, sustainability and decarbonization of the construction industry in the Caribbean. The results show that increasing building resiliency is economically viable for the high-risk islands of the Caribbean, generating long term savings and increasing the infrastructure preparedness to the impacts of CC. Report 1 - Climate Resiliency and Building Materials in the Caribbean, presents a quantification of the economic losses caused by climate impact events in the Caribbean Region and correlate these figures with the most common construction materials, typically used in each of the countries building typologies. The losses caused by hurricanes concentrate mostly in the residential infrastructure and are mainly caused by weaknesses in roofs and their connection to the walls. The analysis suggests that improving the resiliency of outer walls and roofs in the Caribbean could significantly reduce the regions vulnerability to hurricanes and other climate impacts.
Publications
Published 2020
Mainstreaming of Natural Capital and Biodiversity into Planning and Decision-Making: Cases from Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region enjoys an exuberant natural wealth; with 16 percent of the planets land, the region is home to 40 percent of the worlds biological diversity. This report investigates and provides a good overview of the regions efforts to mainstream natural capital and biodiversity concerns into public policy. It also provides a series of policy tools and instruments:payments for ecosystems services, innovation in managing protected areas, conservation trust funds, nature-based solutions for infrastructure, small-scale sustainable fisheries management, natural capital and ecosystem accounting, and ecosystem-based adaptation in agriculture. Two key lessons emerge from this report. First, mainstreaming natural capital and biodiversity considerations into day-to-day activities inevitably requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders (from communities to private firms) that should become central players in constructing and governing LACs natural wealth. Still, all the tools described in this report share a common feature: strong endorsement and support from government institutions, well beyond environmental authorities. Second, the lessons derived from policy tools with a longer history are evidence of the constant political, financial, and technical challenges faced by these policies for long-term sustainability. Although some of the policy tools described in this report have a long history, none of them can take their survival for granted. Solving the financial and technical challenges is typically the only functioning strategy to deal with political issues. The report suggests a series of key enabling conditions that facilitate mainstreaming natural capital and biodiversity considerations into public policy.
Blogs
Published 2019
Desarrollo de la Pesca Artesanal en Haití
Solo un tercio del pescado que se consume en Haití es provisto por el sector pesquero marino local, y esto pese a que Haití posee uno de los consumos per cápita de pescado más bajos de la región, aproximadamente 5,8 kg por persona al año (FAO, 2017). Esta brecha entre el consumo y la producción
Blogs
Published 2021
¿Existe consistencia entre las prioridades de gasto y los objetivos de política en la pesca y acuicultura en Perú? Una aplicación del estimado del apoyo a la pesca (FSE)
La abundancia de especies con gran capacidad reproductiva en el mar peruano le otorga al país una envidiable ventaja competitiva en términos de productividad. El aprovechamiento de este entorno mediante una flota industrial consolidada, moderna y productiva le ha permitido posicionarse internacionalmente como una potencia pesquera. Sin embargo, la pesca artesanal y la acuicultura todavía
Publications
Published 2020
Innovation in Economic Analysis and Evaluation Approaches for Coastal Protection and Restoration Investments in the Caribbean
Coastal zones are among the most economically productive areas of the world. However, they are also among the most vulnerable regions to disasters triggered by natural hazards. Recent recognition of the role of healthy coastal and marine ecosystems for reducing vulnerability in coastal communities has led to the design of coastal management strategies that incorporate direct investments in these ecosystems. However, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the economic benefits of coastal and marine ecosystems for society, which has led to the degradation of these ecosystems and hindered the prospects of sustainable investments in coastal resilience projects, including green infrastructure. In this paper, we analyze the economic importance and ongoing threats of the main marine and coastal ecosystems of the Wider Caribbean region, and identify the underlying economic causes of their deterioration. The need to improve coastal resilience in the Wider Caribbean has led to innovative approaches for the protection of coastal zones and their population from erosion and flood risk, prioritizing the role of marine and coastal ecosystems for coastal protection and vulnerability reduction in coastal communities. Based on this review, we develop an analytical framework for economic analyses and impact evaluations of coastal restoration and protection programs, with the objective of allowing practitioners to properly identify the cost-effectiveness of nature-based solutions for coastal resilience.
Publications
Published 2020
Climate-Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management Performance Indicators
Coastal ecosystems provide a wide variety of goods and services in countries across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. To maintain the value that coastal ecosystems provide in a sustainable manner, countries need to implement effective Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) with an emphasis on managing climate change-related vulnerabilities and risks. ICZM is particularly appropriate for responding to climate change as it takes a holistic approach to risk assessment, planning, and management. It emphasizes long-term sustainable use, resilience-building, and ecosystems-based management, in which the provision of ecosystem services and co-benefits are considered (e.g., the ability of mangroves to protect coastlines, provide habitat, and serve as a sink for carbon). This Technical Notes proposes the indicators of Climate-Resilient ICZM Performance, as a tool to evaluate progress and performance of the LAC countries toward sustainable climate-resilient management of coastal areas. Key aspect if these indicators include: a) the legal and institutional frameworks for ICZM; b) the availability and quality of information; c) the technical capacity to develop and evaluate initiatives to reduce climate-related risk; and d) the sustainable financing for ICZM.
Blogs
Published 2020
Propuesta para el desarrollo de la pesca artesanal en Perú
Perú es reconocido como una potencia pesquera a nivel mundial debido a la alta productividad y gran abundancia de recursos hidrobiológicos de su mar. La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) lo posicionó como el segundo país en el mundo en materia de capturas marinas, habiendo registrado 7.15 millones
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