Construction of a private-public agreeement and a tool for the evaluation of coral reef nurseries

Published: 08 December 2020
Last edited: 08 December 2020

There was a need to collaborate between stakeholders and secure the resources to carry out specific field activities like the monitoring and evaluation of coral reef nurseries, which cannot be carried out solely by the public or the private sector indenpendently. In the DR, an agreement between the CDRC (Dominican Coastal Restoration Consortium) and the Ministry of Environment was signed so that the CDRC could lead the monitoring and evaluation of every coral nursery in the country, with the technical support of the Ministry. 


In order to carry out the monitoring and evaluation of coral nurseries, the CDRC created a specific manual. 


Alliance and partnership development
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Willingness of public and private institutions to work toghether. 
  • A shared objective for both institutions. 
  • The need of monitoring and evaluation of nurseries all along the country. 
  • Technical and scientific knowledge and expertise. 

Lessons learned

  • Involvement of public institutions in processes carried out by private sector or NGOs is key to achieve goals and have access to projects, in this case nurseries, in every part of the country. 
  • A good explanation, including field activities, for government officials and decision makers is key to achieve engagement. 
  • A good suggestion would be to try to keep things simple. An agreement like this one should be easy to understand and focused on one specific subject.

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