Sushma Kotagiri
Senior Facilitation Specialist, Office of the Special Project Facilitator, Asian Development Bank

Sushma Kotagiri works across Asia and the Pacific on dispute resolution and negotiates solutions in complex environments to help project beneficiaries and maintain project outcomes. Through her career, she has led social risk management and quality assurance of investments through design and implementation of socially sustainable policies and projects in different sectors. Since joining ADB in 2011, she has anchored social safeguards compliance and accountability and instituted mechanisms for improving sustainability in member countries. She is currently on special leave. 

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Case Study

A comprehensive grievance redress mechanism used a wide range of tools, institutions, and approaches to resolve project complaints and mitigate potential issues.


Many transport projects include specific measures to prevent HIV/AIDS among migrant construction workers.