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Structure of Governance

The new Policy has clarified MICI's governance structure to improve the performance of the office and ensure greater transparency and certainty. The MICI Director is the official responsible for the operation of the office and appointed by the Board of Executive Directors of the Bank.The office operates under the leadership of the MICI Director, who is selected by the Board of Executive Directors to which he or she reports directly. The MICI Director is assisted by two coordinators in the processing of Requests at both Phases.


Relevant Operational Policies

MICI's work is directly related to the compliance of the Bank's Operational Policies which regulate the Preparation, Execution and Supervision of all operations funded by the Bank.

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MICI Process

What is new?

2014 Annual Report: Sustainability in action

The 2014 Annual Report is available now! This report shows the management of an important year for the Mechanism, which ended with the approval and the immediate application of the New Policy.

MICI participates in workshops in Brazil and Peru

As part of the efforts to disseminate the new Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism Policy, the MICI participated in workshops for professionals working in the area of sustainable financing and human rights. In the events that took place in Lima and São Paulo, Victoria Márquez-Mees, MICI Acting Director, made presentations on the scope of the new Policy approved on December 17th 2014 and invited the participants to support the MICI in achieving its objective of promoting greater access to the Mechanism to those populations impacted by IDB operations.

The MICI gets together with Civil Society in Trinidad and Tobago

The MICI was invited to participate in the “V IDB Group – Caribbean Civil Society Forum” that took place in Port of Spain, on May 27th, 2015. Civil Society organizations from the Caribbean participated in the event that was organized by the Bank´s Vice-presidency for Countries. The presentation by Victoria Márquez-Mees, Interim Director of the MICI was framed by the session topic: “Can the Bank’s Safeguard and Accountability Framework be considered a social innovation?”.

Case BR- MICI004-2011. Begins the construction of housing for 29 Requesters’ families

Following the agreement reached for the case Low-Income Neighborhood Improvement Program Habitar Brazil (BR- MICI004-2011), the Mayor of São José dos Campos signed a contract with the construction company.

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Tel: +1 (202) 623-3952

Fax: +1 (202) 312-4057


Address: 1300 New York Ave NW. Washington, DC. 20577


Please refer to the Glossary for the definition of terms in bold type.

New MICI Policy 2014

On December 17, 2014, the Board of Executive Directors of the IDB approved the new Policy of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism which regulates the operation of the MICI and provides detail on the requirements for filing Requests. 

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Results of the Public Consultation Process

The 2013-2014 Public Consultation Report is now available including the comments received.

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