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  • Mitigating the Impacts of Development Corridors on Biodiversity: A Global Review

    This research analysed peer reviewed literature on development corridors, in response to three key questions:(i) how impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services are assessed; (ii) what mitigation measures are discussed to manage these impacts; and (iii) to what extent do these measures approximate to best practice. Conclusive evidence suggests from this analysis that academic literature on development corridors does not give sufficient consideration to comprehensive mitigation of biodiversity impacts. To change this, impact assessment research needs to acknowledge the complexity of such multi-project and multi-stakeholder initiatives, quantify biodiversity losses due to the full suite of their potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts, and follow all the steps of the mitigation hierarchy impact framework.
  • Key Messages presentation

    Key findings and lessons learned from across the research and capacity building initiatives of the Development Corridors Partnership
  • Making Infrastructure Resource Efficient

    This policy brief identifies a critical need to decouple economic growth from the extraction and use of natural resources. Infrastructure development is particularly resource intensive, and contributes heavily to the global material footprint. Increasing the resource efficiency of infrastructure can be a major driver of the transition to sustainable development. It is now vital that policymakers and planners recognize the interlinkages between natural resources, material resource use, and the diverse and complex systems of infrastructure that are required to support economic and human development.
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Integrated approaches to Development Corridor Planning

    Many corridors are developed with a long term ‘vision’ but this is usually limited to short-term economic and geopolitical benefits. Rarely is there a vision based on sustainability principles. This research provides insights into how Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) are a key tool to support long term vision alignment of corridors with attainment of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The African Development Corridors Database: a new tool to assess the impacts of infrastructure investments

    The large-scale expansion of built infrastructure is profoundly reshaping the geographies of Africa, generating lock-in patterns of development for future generations. Understanding the impact of these massive investments can allow development opportunities to be maximised and therefore be critical for attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and African Union’s Agenda 2063 aims. However, until now information on the types, scope, and timing of investments, their evolution and spatial-temporal impact was dispersed amongst various agencies. We developed a database of 79 development corridors across Africa, synthesizing data from multiple sources covering 184 projects on railways, wet and dry ports, pipelines, airports, techno-cities, and industrial parks. The georeferenced interlinked tabular and spatial database includes 22 attributes. We expect this database will improve coordination, efficiency, monitoring, oversight, strategic planning, transparency, and risk assessments, among other uses for investment banks, governments, impact assessment practitioners, communities, conservationists, economists, and regional economic bodies.
  • Mitigating the impacts of development corridors on biodiversity: a global review (ACLIE Presentation)

    Presentation by Diego Juffe Bignoli at the African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology (2021) on 'Mitigating the impacts of development corridors on biodiversity:a global review', in association with the research paper of the same name. A further case study of the Strategic Environmental Assessment situation for Mtwara development corridor is detailed.
  • Session synthesis: IUCN World Conservation Congress

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress hybrid in-person and virtual forum session (Sept 6, 2021) hosted by WWF US, UNEP-WCMC, and the Development Corridors Partnership brought together experts from across public and private sectors to explore practical solutions to the complex challenges faced in the planning and implementation of sustainable infrastructure.
  • Applying the Mitigation Hierarchy to manage biodiversity impacts

    Key findings from a one day course focused on international good practice in applying the mitigation hierarchy, responding to an identified national gap in knowledge and capacity. The course was targeted mainly at national environmental consultants, but with participants from a broad range of sectors, including industry, government, research and conservation. It was held in Nairobi, March 2019, organised jointly by The Biodiversity Consultancy, the Development Corridors Partnership/ Nairobi University Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, Nature Kenya and National Museums of Kenya.
  • Social Research Training: Ethics

    A training course offered by the Development Corridors Partnership - Introducing social science research ethics.
  • How to Present Complex Data on Maps and other Visuals for Effective Policy Communication: Using visual tools and spatial information to support decisions for REDD+ implementation

    Maps can support REDD+ planning by identifying suitable areas for REDD+ strategy options that lead to reduced emissions or increased sequestration, in a way that delivers selected co-benefits. This guidance document focuses on the production of maps for clear policy communication using examples of maps produced under the UN-REDD Programme in different countries. It provides guidance on techniques for visualising complex data, when and how to use different classification methods, the use of insets, colour-blind safe palettes and advice on the use of different map projections.
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Synthesis resources

The diverse development corridor research carried out by the DCP has been synthesised into many accessible outputs to help different stakeholders access the most relevant evidence to improve their decision-making. These key outputs can be found below:

The African Development Corridors Database: a new tool to assess the impacts of infras [...]

The large-scale expansion of built infrastructure is profoundly reshaping the geographies of Africa, generating lock-in patterns of development for future generations. Understanding the [...]