The Rural Livelihood Impacts of East Africa ’s New Development Corridors

This study collected empirical evidence of how East Africa’s new development corridors are affecting rural livelihoods by focusing on the Lamu Port–South Sudan–Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor and the Central Corridor. This report documents the rural livelihood impacts of both corridors, detailing the opportunities and challenges experienced by rural producers throughout various stages of corridor development (inception, implementation and operation). The goal of this report is to highlight the experiences and perceptions of rural producers along new corridor routes. Based on the evidence collected through this research, the report also offers recommendations for preventing and mitigating the adverse impacts that development corridors have on rural livelihoods.