Advice on best practice ESIA for port development

march 2016 - portsThe NCEA issued an advice that identifies measures to enhance the quality of ESIAs for Dutch port development in emerging and developing countries. Attention is given both to the quality of the information and to the transparency of the process. This advice was requested by the Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on Land Governance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is a contribution to best practices supporting pro-poor land governance in large-scale projects. Recommendations are based on a desk review of eleven recent ESIAs on coastal ports for transshipment of containers or bulk materials, in Africa and Asia and in Central and South America.