World Bank guidance on MSP and the inclusive blue economy
The World Bank defines the Blue Economy as the sustainable and integrated development of economic sectors in healthy oceans. Marine spatial planning (MSP) provides a comprehensive and integrated investment framework and financial and social rational for the Blue Economy. It does this by reducing investment risk and improving investors’ certainty for accessing marine resources. Specifically, it addresses upstream environmental and social issues and allocates the spatial and temporal distribution of marine activities. Despite increased interest in MSP, the understanding of its process and use as an investment framework is limited. The knowledge products developed for this work (below) provide information on environmental and social aspects and the application of economic analyses in MSP. An MSP/Blue Economy Data and Tools catalogue identifies information sources across sectors and relevant analytical tools.
- Guidance Note: MSP for a Resilient and Inclusive Blue Economy:
- Guidance Note: Applying Economic Tools to MSP
- Blue Economy Data and Tools Catalogue
- Intranet: Online Dashboard
- Gender, Marginalized People, and Marine Spatial Planning (Translated to Portuguese, French)
- Climate-Informed Marine Spatial Planning (Translated to Portuguese, French)
- Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Marine Spatial Planning (Translated to Portuguese, French)
Note: Spanish versions are almost ready.