Score Card to Assess Progress in Achieving Management Effectiveness Goals for Marine Protected Areas

The World Summit on Sustainable Development, which concluded in September 2002, adopted a series of targets on priority environmental and natural resource themes to be achieved through partnerships between developed and developing country members. One of these was for the establishment of representative networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2012. Implicit in this target is the effective management of MPAs so that they achieve their conservation objectives and contribute to the larger scale ecosystem approach for managing coastal and marine resources, also embraced by the WSSD.

The development of a Score Card (SC) to be used by Marine Protected Area managers to assess their progress and to report on this in a standardized way is consistent with the WSSD target and with the reporting needs of institutions like the Word Bank. The Score Card will allow evaluating and reporting on the performance of Bank investments in marine protected areas to its shareholders and other partners, such as the GEF. It also may serve as a useful tool to other practitioners and institutions involved in Marine Protected Area management.

The Score Card was prepared for the World Bank.

Score Card to Assess Progress in Achieving Management Effectiveness Goals for Marine Protected Areas - Revised version (July 2004)