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The Role of Transport and Transit Corridors in Fostering International Cooperation for Sustainable Development: Issues and Recommendations

This paper aims at defining transit and transport corridors, outline factors influencing the development of the corridors, highlight the role done by UN-Habitat in promoting the development of transport and transit corridors, and ultimately explore the role played by transit and transport corridors in promoting international cooperation for sustainable development.

This review will be based on cases undertaken at national and regional scales from different areas around the world. Normatively in development practice, transport and transit corridors are meant to boost economic growth at the local, regional and international scale, promote connectivity between cities, peoples and resources, facilitate intra and inter-regional trade and provide access to landlocked countries to international gateways such as ports.