Guidance Note: Irrigation Subsector Risk Assessment
The irrigation subsector is vulnerable to a broad range of risks that can threaten development effectiveness. This guidance note aims to explain key features of the irrigation subsector and identify entry points for mapping governance risks.
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Risks can arise from several factors: capital intensity and opportunities for large-scale procurement, particularly in surface irrigation; poor regulation; weak business processes and control systems; lack of capacity to manage shifting water resources, given uncertain water levels and climate change; fragmented water institutions; and political interference. Governance risk vulnerabilities can cut across policy formulation, regulation, planning, financial management, procurement, and subsector operations.
This guidance note offers a framework for mapping governance risks to inform the preparation of future country partnership strategies, and supplements ADB’s Guidelines for Implementing the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan.
- The Guidance Note: Asian Development Bank Context
- Irrigation: Significance and Challenges
- Key Features of the Irrigation Subsector
- Governance Risks