According to ADB website, South Asia has been one of the fastest-growing regions in the world from 1997-2016, with gross domestic product per capita rising by an average of 6% each year. ADB projected that South Asia's energy consumption could grow by 3% per annum from 2010 to 2035. But the energy sector has not been able to keep pace with the region's impressive macroeconomic growth, and South Asia continues to experience chronic supply shortage and poor quality of service. ADB has significant experience in supporting supply-side energy projects to address supply shortage, but it needs to build on this experience to strengthen synergies between supply-side and demand-side interventions.
The proposed technical assistance (TA) aims to assist five developing member countries (DMCs) in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) in enhancing their capacity for energy efficiency development, and increasing energy efficiency investments in a cost-effective manner to meet the energy demand in each country. According to ADB documents, safeguard categorization is not applicable. This TA has "B" category.
Project Officer: Zhou, Aiming
South Asia Department, ADB
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