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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.
  • Introduction to managing spatial data

    Training materials to help you plan, manage, process and share your data effectively for better biodiversity and conservation outcomes in development corridors.
  • Preliminary assessment of water resources in the SGR corridor: Impacts and options.

    Presentation by Catherine Sang at the Intersol 2021 Annual Conference, highlighting the impact the SGR Corridor has had on water resources, and stressing the importance of water assessment and management in this area.
  • New research on development corridors and the Eastern Arc Mountains

    Synthesis article of the work from the Development Corridors Partnership relevant to conservation of the Eastern Arc Mountain region in Tanzania.
  • South-South Cooperation in action: Stories of success

    In March 2019, during the Second United Nations High-Level Conference on South-South cooperation (SSC) and called for greater South-South cooperation to achieve sustainable development. This pamphlet, featuring the Development Corridors Partnership as a case study, showcases UNEP’s engagement in this approach through a variety of projects and initiatives conducted over the past few years. Key lessons learned in the implementation of these projects can help us to better structure and implement South-South and triangular cooperation.
  • Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa: A Q-Methodology approach to imagining development futures

    This paper advances a novel approach to integrated assessment of the ways in which the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are likely to manifest within given development contexts. Three distinct imaginaries of SDG futures that exist among stakeholders of 5 development corridors in East Africa are identified, highlighting the ways in which corridors are likely to support or limit the achievement of the SDGs. SDG goals and targets are found to be synergistic in corridors, but interactions can be multi-dimensional. This research emphasises the need for integrated corridor governance to achieve SDGs.
  • How to understand a development corridor? The case of Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia-Transport corridor in Kenya

    This research uses the Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor in Kenya to demonstrate how development corridors are not just infrastructural developments that translate into sustainable economic growth and development. They are complex multi-project programmes that play a specific function in creating and sustaining socio-political orders increasingly dominated by global capitalist expansion.
  • Development Corridors in Kenya: a scoping study (Conservation Alliance of Kenya Consultative Forum)

    A presentation at the CAK Forum on Conservation and Development held by Dr Tobias Nyumba, discussing the Developing Corridors project in Kenya.
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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:

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, [...]