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. The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been agreed at the international level. In many cases they have also been ‘domesticated’ into national level development strategies, at least in part. Corridor plans need to relate to these and ensure that the long term ‘vision’ for them is supportive of, and aligned to, SDG attainment. To achieve this an integrated approach is needed that will address the disjointed sectoral approaches that currently prevail. An important tool by which to achieve this in a systematic and structured way is Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

Gannon, K. (2022) Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Integrated approaches to Development Corridor Planning. In: The Development Corridors Partnership (2022). Impact Assessment for Corridors: From Infrastructure to Development Corridor. Hobbs, J. and Juffe-Bignoli, D. (eds.). Cambridge: The Development Corridors Partnership.

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