What constitutes sustainable and institutionalised CBDRM?

Project partners collected a total of 264 case studies of sustainable CBDRM across the 3 regions. These were evaluated for sustainability using an evaluation framework developed collaboratively by the project team. Representatives from the organisations that submitted the top scoring 25 case studies in each region attended regional workshops to identify the factors that contribute to sustainable and institutionalised CBDRM. The top scoring case studies can be accessed in full here.

Sustainability was defined as the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level or period of time, with characteristics including:

  1. Permanence
  2. Effectiveness
  3. Ownership
  4. Adaptiveness
  5. Inclusion

Institutionalisation was defined as the action of establishing something as a norm in an organisation or culture, with characteristics including:

  1. Policy environment
  2. Structures and mechanisms
  3. Capacities
  4. Culture
  5. Funding
  6. Accountability

The reports from these regional workshops are available in our Resource library.

The findings of these regional workshops were compiled into a global report in the form of a cookbook with recipes.