Socio-economic information provides an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political characteristics and conditions of individuals, households, groups, organizations and communities. It can help coastal managers identify potential problems and focus management priorities accordingly.
The objectives of this study were to:
Through this study we will be able to devise a socioeconomic monitoring protocol for Palau's PAN sites, as well as for MC jurisdictions. The methods and indicators that were used in this study will be refined and will be further implemented across PAN and MC sites.
Citation: Kleiber, D., Koshiba, S. (2014). Micronesia Challenge: Socio-economic Pilot Study, Palau. PICRC Technical Report 14-08. Palau International Coral Reef Center, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Prepared for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Conservation Program. 55 p.