The final evaluation of the BCLME will be the first final evaluation of an LME project to be undertaken since the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002 at which LMEs gained prominence as a model approach for addressing sustainable development in relation to the marine environment. The BCLME evaluation is of particular significance to addressing marine environmental problems world wide and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (in particular MDG8) in Africa. BCLME is considered to be the “flagship” of LME projects and of particular interest for the experience it has gathered and the lessons learned. The evaluation of the BCLME project provides an opportunity for the project countries to assess the relevance and success of the cooperative trans-boundary approach taken by the BCLME programme and to guide future action. The BCLME project evaluation also provides an opportunity for GEF IW, the “LME community”, UNDP, FAO and other programme partners to assess the effectiveness of the GEF IW/LME approach and derive lessons learned and best practices.
06 May 2010