Territorial Planning Methodologies

These methodologies have been developed to strengthen and enrich the South American integration infrastructure sustainable planning process, enhancing the benefits derived from the works and reducing their undesired impact. Such methodologies have contributed to characterizing the territories under analysis from the point of view of the environment, their socioeconomic aspects, production integration, logistics, and disaster risk management. The results obtained also reflect the local actors’ know-how about the area of influence of the projects, which was shared through the participatory consultation process in place.


Integration Territorial Programs

The objective of the PTIs is to identify and implement a set of actions complementing the API projects in order to leverage their impact on the development of the territories involved, taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects.


Strategic Environmental and Social Evaluation Methodology

The purpose of this methodology is to identify any complementary action that might enhance —from a social, environmental and cultural point of view— the positive effects of projects and minimize their negative impact. The unit of analysis of this methodology is the area of influence of the Portfolio Project Groups and/or the API projects.


Production Integration and Logistics Methodology

The objective of this methodology is to assess the potential for production integration and for the development of logistics in the area of influence of a Project Group or of an API project. Its final outcome helps articulate a set of actions within the framework of a logic of interdependent relations in order to leverage the impact of infrastructure implementation on the development of these activities.

Methodology for the Incorporation of Disaster Risk Management

The objective of this methodology is to prevent or reduce the effects of natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and volcanic eruptions) affecting South American infrastructure, and to devise plans for connectivity and public infrastructure recovery.