Enabling local blue growth in developing countries: a thematic review.
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Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
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Blue growth – the prospect of economic revenue and wellbeing from the sustainable use of ocean resources – has caught the interest of most coastal and island nations of the world, including many developing countries. The sea alone does not, however, spur socioeconomic development in coastal communities. A large body of scientific literature explores the circumstances under which a community’s access to natural resources actually leads to local economic growth. This study specifically examines the literature targeting the communal-level outcome of aquatic resource use in developing countries, with a focus on identifying the prerequisites for socioeconomic wellbeing resulting from the exploitation of such resources. More specifically, this study strives to identify the institutional and infrastructure factors that promote local blue growth in developing countries. It consists of a thematic review of 90 scientific articles involving systematic mapping, regression analysis and c.....
PublisherSwedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.7
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationSwedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (2021) Enabling local blue growth in developing countries: a thematic review. Gothenberg, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, 67pp. (Report 2021:18). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1681