Institutional effectiveness and political economy of coral reef restoration in the Philippines

  • Fabinyi, Michael (Chief Investigator)
  • Barclay, Kate (Chief Investigator)
  • McClean , Nicholas (Chief Investigator)
  • Horigue, Vera (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Mbui, Maina (Chief Investigator)
  • Baria-Rodriguez , Maria Vanessa (Chief Investigator)
  • Harrison, Peter L. (Chief Investigator)
  • de la Cruz, Dexter (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Coral reefs are increasingly being degraded as they continue to experience various threats at different spatial scales. In the Philippines, coral reef restoration has emerged as one of the tools to help coral reefs recover and rebuild itself, and has been supported by previous and ongoing ACIAR projects. However, significant challenges remain as to how best to integrate this technology with the existing policy and governance context to ensure the sustainability of restored reefs. This research project aims to understand the governance context that underpin the sustainability of restored reefs, and identify gaps in marine governance that constrain the effectiveness of coral reef restoration.
Short titleInstitutional effectiveness of reef restoration
Effective start/end date1/07/2131/12/24