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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Report of Urban Ecolution Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop

    The Urban Ecolution Research Programme (UE) seeks to improve knowledge and capacity for the delivery of environmentally sustainable development, social equity, and risk reduction in peri-urban settlements in Namibia and Tanzania. During the Participatory Scenario Planning workshop, a tool called "Kesho" (meaning tomorrow) combined geospatial datasets with stakeholder views on the drivers of land use change, with the results used to inform the City of Windhoek's integrated Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. This report presents the activities and outcomes in detail.
  • Adaptation Potential of Current Wheat Cultivars and Planting Dates under the Changing Climate in Ethiopia

    This paper investigates the potential adaptability of three wheat cultivars in Ethiopia for the mid and late century under climate-change scenarios, taking into consideration two future GHG emission scenarios. The DSSAT CERES Wheat model was used.
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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, [...]