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Georgia - Integrated Coastal Management Project (English)

Ratings for the Integrated Coastal Management Project for Georgia were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, Global Environment Objective (GEO) outcomes satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. Some lessons learned included: consultative councils of protected areas in Georgia are actually dysfunctional at present and their concept needs to be rethought. The Kolkheti National Park (KNP) and the Kobuleti State Nature Reserve (KNR) illustrated a problem with setting-up and operating consultative councils to the protected area administrations, which is a generic issue for the national network of protected areas. The Law of Georgia on the Protected Areas System calls for having such councils in place and this legal requirement is being concurred with by formal establishment of the councils, but there is no example of an effectively functioning council for any of the protected areas. For biodiversity conservation projects it is advisable to plan development of biodiversity/protected area management plans as early in the project cycle as possible. The timeframe necessary for the development of management plans for Kolkheti protected areas under the Georgia Integrated Coastal Management Project (GICM) project had been dramatically underestimated, and later it turned out not to be an exceptional case for projects being implemented in Georgia. The lesson drawn from this experience is that preparation of management plans will be scheduled within a realistic timeframe and as early in the project cycle as possible - preferably during project preparation. For medium term perspective projects should not focus on introduction of ambitious environmental legislation, but rather on achieving good environmental performance under the current legal framework. Provided the assumption that the trend of de-regulation and market liberalization continues in Georgia, projects would most likely not succeed in fostering establishment of overarching environmental legislation. Managing project implementation in a politically dynamic country will imply regular scanning of political trends and flexibility in adjusting to changing times.

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  • Document Date

    2007/08/31

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    ICR443

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Georgia,

  • Region

    Europe and Central Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2008/03/05

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Georgia - Integrated Coastal Management Project

  • Keywords

    Coastal Environmental Quality Monitoring and Information System;convention on biological diversity;Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building;integrated coastal zone management;sustainable natural resource management;oil spill contingency plan;water quality monitoring data;Analytical and Advisory Activities;project design and implementation;sustainable use of biodiversity;economic and financial analysis;participation of local community;Environmental and Social Impact;quality of drinking water;protected area;municipal water use;conservation of biodiversity;coastal resource use;socially sustainable development;private sector involvement;geographic information system;Country Partnership Strategy;Financial Management System;global environmental objectives;capacity building component;coastal resource management;quality of supervision;international development institution;delegation of responsibility;flow of investment;lack of incentive;sustainability of ecosystems;reallocation of fund;amount of credit;allocation of resource;Country Assistance Strategies;coastal protected area;conservation of natural;national development plan;regional environmental programs;waste water treatment;participation of stakeholder;detailed engineering design;code of conduct;municipal water management;market for oil;quality at entry;country assistance strategy;

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Georgia - Integrated Coastal Management Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/685721468274204137/Georgia-Integrated-Coastal-Management-Project