The Northern Corridor Strategy 2012 - 2016 is enshrined in the TTCA-NC mandate and will be realized through the implementation of the following five Key Strategic Objectives;
SO1: Development of opportunities and incentives for increased private sector investment and participation in the Northern Corridor
This Strategic Objective aims at directly catalysing the transformation of the Northern Corridor into an Economic Development Corridor. It has increasingly become apparent that there is potential of achieve economies of scale by "crowding in" synergistic investments related to transport infrastructure systems and other sectors such as mini such as mining, value addition in agriculture, manufacturing, Tourism, Energy and service sectors. The expected cross-border investments should provide additional impetus for the improvement of corridor efficiency by removing bottlenecks to the free flow of trade and traffic.
SO2: Expansion, modernization and improvement of Transport Infrastructure and service relating to road, rail, pipeline, ports, inland waterways, Border Posts, terminals, communication systems and other related facilities
This Strategic objective aims at enhancing the efficiency of the NC Transport Infrastructure and Facilities consisting of road, rail, pipeline, inland waterways, Border Posts, terminals and communication systems.
SO3: Harmonization and Streamlining of policies and legal framework for transport and Trade facilitation
This strategic objective aims at harmonization of transport policies and regulations as well as harmonization and implementation of instruments for customs and trade facilitation. This Objective aims at addressing the challenges of integrating the agreed policies in the national legislation of the Member States.
This strategy also embraces the need to use the corridor, not just as a means of access to international markets, but also as a facility for enhancing regional integration and promotion of regional trade. To that extent, this strategic objective provides a mechanism for linking up and ensuring coherence between the initiatives of TTCA-NC with those of organizations that share the same objectives. These include the Tripartite (East Africa Community [EAC], Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa [COMESA] & Southern Africa Development Community [SADC].
SO4: Enhanced knowledge management and Capacity Building
This strategic objective aims at promoting data collection, analysis and sharing knowledge on best practices with partners and stakeholders. It is also aimed at capacity enhancements both at the Secretariat and Member States level.
SO5: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
This strategic objective aims at monitoring implementation of the strategic plan with a view to identifying areas requiring improvement in relation to desired targets or benchmarks. It is also aimed at diagnosing problems and bottlenecks along the corridor and taking necessary decisions during implementation of projects and programmes. In addition this SO5 will provide the basis for a systematic assessment of the impact of ongoing and completed interventions, reflecting both qualitative and quantitative changes.