A development corridor is a geographical area identified as a priority for investment to catalyse economic growth and development. This is usually through the creation of infrastructure such as railways or pipelines. They can be designed to attract new investments, boost agricultural production, open access to natural resources and facilitate their export to world markets.
Although not a new phenomenon, interest in development corridors has escalated over the past decade. On nearly every continent they are crossing international borders, expanding over many hundreds of kilometres and penetrating into ever remoter areas.