Managing the Environmental and Social Impacts of a Major IDB-Financed Road Improvement Project in Colombia: The Case of the Pasto-Mocoa Highway
AbstractThe Environment and Safeguards Group (ESG) of the IDB has examined how potential environmental and social risks of major Bank-supported road improvement investments in natural resource rich and socio-culturally diverse "frontier" regions have been identified and addressed in various parts of South and Central America. The present paper presents the findings and recommendations for selected ongoing and/or completed IDB-financed road and road related projects in Colombia. To the extent possible, the experience and lessons learned from all major parts of the project cycle -- design/preparation, up-front environmental assessment, implementation/supervision, and monitoring and evaluation -- are considered, as are the analysis and management of direct, indirect and cumulative environmental and social impacts.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 77998.
Date of creation: Nov 2012
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Urban Development; Environmental Policy; Disasters; Pollution; Heritage Conservation; Water Supply and Sanitation; Biodiversity; Natural Resources Management; road improvement project; risk mitigation; ecologically sensitive areas; EIA; sustainable conservation activities;
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