In order to bolster the various activity areas listed above, a wide range of economic analyses was used during the project with three main objectives: information (particularly for advocacy), technical uses (fine-tuning instruments), and decision-making purposes (trade-offs between various management options). A study on the cost-effectiveness of ICM activities was also carried out.
In addition, RESCCUE studied the feasibility of about 10 funding mechanisms, mainly to support sustainable pearl farming in the Gambier Islands and sustainable agriculture in ‘Opunohu, including some that are now being implemented by the stakeholders involved.
Finally, a study on greening taxes and public subsidies in the primary sector (agriculture, livestock farming, fishing and aquaculture) began in 2018 at the request of the Government of French Polynesia, as an extension to RESCCUE’s regional activity in that area. Co-funded by the Government and AFB, it will be finalised during the first half of 2019.