The Corridors Partnership is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder platform that enables as well as promotes constructive dialogue and collaboration on resource corridor planning and development between the public and private sectors. Founded in 2015, the Partnership was initiated by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, WWF and the World Bank. Since then, more organisations have come on board and many more have shown interest. Click here to read more on membership to The Corridors Partnership.


Membership to the Partnership is open to all corridor actors and comes with no conditions attached other than a commitment to improve corridor planning and development through dialogue and collaboration in a quest to ensure economic corridors are sustainable and that they do NOT harm ecosystems, environment and livelihoods.


To support Economic Corridors to achieve their full development potential whilst ensuring the development outcomes do NO harm to the ecosystem, environment and people’s livelihoods.

The formation of The Corridors Partnership was guided by the Integrated Resource Corridors Initiative Partnership (IRCIP) Scoping Study (2015), which recognised that there is no shortage of valuable work being undertaken within corridors. However, much of the work is being undertaken as niche studies, often too complicated to have any influence and impact, and sometimes self-serving and organised in disciplinary and organisational silos, resulting in duplication of effort, lost opportunities for synergies and, sometimes, unnecessary competition. The chances of sustainable success in these circumstances are limited. It is to solve this that The Corridors Partnership was founded. We strongly believe that corridor planning and development will be greatly enhanced by corridor actors coming together to share their divergent views, experiences and expertise united by one common goal: A commitment to improving corridor development and planning by adhering to strategic, integrated and inclusive planning and management of resource corridors.

  • There is one final factor which will obviously be a major influence on Africa’s future economic
    growth. It is the environment.” Commission for Africa, 2005

  • Economic corridors need a Sustainability Vision that aims to maximize positive economic and development outcomes while minimizing negative environmental and social impacts.

  • To encourage multidisciplinary and stakeholder engagement/consensus through an integrated plan
  • To facilitate better policy coherence by assisting decision makers plan and implement economic corridors that achieve sustainable development outcomes
  • To increase accessibility to practical information, case studies and a collection of tools gained from working in the existing corridors
  • To facilitate more effective use of tools as well as streamline the EIA processes
  • To catalyse cross-sector developments (synergies)
  • To anticipate accumulative impacts, including food, energy and water security as well as the protection of high conservation areas and ecosystem integrity
  • To provide sustainability vision and framework