NGO Forum on ADB Joint Reflections on the ADB Draft
In August 2020, the ADB's Independent Evaluation Department (IED) published a sector-wide evaluation on the Bank's energy financing portfolio and policy over the past decade (2009-2019). Over that time, the IED indicated that 42.5 billion USD was allocated by the ADB to the sector (second only in volume to that of transport), 50% of which was targeted towards four countries alone (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Bangladesh), and increasingly concentrated in the private sector.
CSOs think ADB can do more than just coal exit
Since the release of the ADB Draft Energy Policy a month ago, the ADB Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) has not made any information publicly accessible detailing the timeline for consultations or the process by which input will be duly taken into account before final revisions are made.
Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2021 Statement
As the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2021 gets underway, the NGO Forum on ADB, along with our member civil society organizations and allied communities, advance the following statement – providing a brief overview of our collective concerns with the ADB's recent draft Energy Policy, and the inherent challenges of the opaque consultation process surrounding the Energy Policy Review to date, including as integrated into the ACEF schedule.