Nepal Tanahu Hydropower Project

Event: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

Nepal Tanahu Hydropower Project

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This presentation focuses on gender-inclusive community development programs as one of the entry points for mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion in project areas. The aim is to mitigate resettlement risks and environmental and social impacts. The Asian Development Bank’s Tanahu Hydropower Project in Nepal is featured as an example.

Demand Side Management in Low Income Households: Lessons from Sri Lanka

Event: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

Demand Side Management in Low Income Households: Lessons from Sri Lanka

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Demand side management, while it matters, often fail in low income households due to their intriguing cash flow. Given the low interest shown by women in energy savings, this presentation shares the results of a campaign to reduce energy demand aimed at closing the gender divide.

Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program

Event: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Development Investment Program

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Opportunities to integrate social inclusion and gender elements in risk mitigation for project affected areas in large infrastructure projects can potentially bring important benefits to women and vulnerable groups. Projects deemed to have strong “some gender elements” according to the Asian Development Bank’s gender mainstreaming categories can be considered.

Video - Access and Beyond: Addressing Challenges in Inclusive Energy Development in India

Event: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

Video - Access and Beyond: Addressing Challenges in Inclusive Energy Development in India

Energy access by itself encompasses the concept of inclusivity. The Government of India’s vision is to create Ujawal Bharat by providing 24x7 power to all by 2019. State specific action plans are currently being prepared to ensure both existing and unconnected consumers have access to quality power in phases.

Lessons Learned from Proactive Reviews

Event: Regional Workshop on Enhancing Roles of Supreme Audit Institutions

Lessons Learned from Proactive Reviews

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The Asian Development Bank closely looks into each project it supports through Project Procurement-Related Reviews. These reviews offer internal controls, identify irregularities, inspect project outputs, and recommend enhancements.

Fraud Concepts and Red Flags

Event: Regional Workshop on Enhancing Roles of Supreme Audit Institutions

Fraud Concepts and Red Flags

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To find fraud, one needs to know what it looks like. There are a number of telltale signs of fraud and red flags that auditors need to get familiarized with. 

Independent Due Diligence

Event: Forensic Accounting Workshop in Bhutan

Independent Due Diligence

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Due diligence is a pre-requisite in identifying frauds and irregularities. This presentation provides helpful sources to verify accuracy of information and actual cases of irregularities detected through due diligence. 

Procurement Irregularities in ADB Projects and Lessons Learned from Procurement-Related Reviews

Event: Forensic Accounting Workshop in Bhutan

Procurement Irregularities in ADB Projects and Lessons Learned from Procurement-Related Reviews

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The Asian Development Bank closely looks into each project it supports through Project Procurement-Related Reviews. These reviews offer internal controls, identify irregularities, inspect project outputs, and recommend enhancements. 

Donated for a Cause: Land Transfers in DRILP

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Donated for a Cause: Land Transfers in DRILP

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The Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project (DRILP) used a community-driven approach to bring much needed road and community infrastructure to Nepal's hill and mountain districts. It likewise built capacity for centralized governance.

Three years after the project's approval, however, a resident filed a complaint against Asian Development Bank (ADB), claiming that local leaders and project staff coerced their family to sign the land transfer document. They threatened to file a case against ADB and other development partners if the project continues.

Sri Lanka Women Come Together in Producer Groups to Assemble LED Bulbs

Event: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia

Sri Lanka Women Come Together in Producer Groups to Assemble LED Bulbs

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Women in the rural areas of Sri Lanka are traditionally engaged in some income generating activities like food processing, sweet making, dairy, dress making, and agriculture. An Asian Development Bank-supported project built on and expanded these traditional income sources and included energy-based livelihoods, which helped in increasing the awareness of reducing electricity consumption as well.