Managing the Environmental and Social Impacts of a Major IDB-Financed Road Improvement Project in Colombia: The Case of the Pasto-Mocoa Highway
The 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.
Urban Development, Desarrollo urbano, Environmental Policy, Política ambiental, Disasters, Desastres naturales, Pollution, Polución, Heritage Conservation, Conservación del patrimonio, Water Supply and Sanitation, Suministro de agua y saneamiento, Biodiversidade, Biodiversity, Biodiversidad, Natural Resources Management, Gestión de recursos naturales, road improvement project, risk mitigation, ecologically sensitive areas, EIA, sustainable conservation activities
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