The Indonesian Small Islands and Coastal Zone Management Act of 2007 is the centerpiece legislation for coastal planning in Indonesia and its effective implementation will have a direct impact on the country’s ability to address climate change issues and community resilience. The law requires local governments to develop zoning and management plans and, as a result, many plans have been developed. The current challenge lies in the implementation of those plans. CRC will assist the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) staff with reviewing and assessing the plans as well as with determining how their planning tools are being used at the district level. CRC will provide international examples of incentives for implementation of policies and help determine how Indonesia can align their policies and programs to encourage implementation of their law. The CRC will help the MMAF gather experiences from the districts and share their findings at a national forum.