Marine spatial planning (MSP) provides a needed comprehensive and integrated investment framework for the public and private sectors by dealing with upstream environmental and social issues and by giving certainty to investors to access areas and resources. The World Bank and many of its client countries are increasingly interested in using MSP to develop their marine sectors and are adding it to their investment portfolios. However, among staff and clients there is limited understanding of the process and how to use it as an investment framework. This guidance note seeks to close these knowledge gaps.
Marine Spatial Planning for a Resilient and Inclusive Blue Economy : Key Considerations to Formulate and Implement Marine Spatial Planning;