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The MICI is the accountability mechanism of the IDB Group. Our mandate is to receive complaints from communities that have been affected by operations financed by any of the three institutions that are part of the Group, based on a presumption that the harm is the result of not complying with the operational policies under which they operate.

The IDB Group is composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC).

The process followed by the MICI to address these complaints is regulated by two policies:

Since our mandate was recently extended to cover the IIC, we are still working on the redesign of this website. If you need guidance contact us via email:

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Update on the case São José dos Campos Urban Structuring Program (BR-MICI006-2011).

On May 112016, the Board of Executives Directors of the Bank authorized the Compliance Review investigation.

It was determined that the case ''Development Programme's Norte Grande provinces'' was not elegible.

On May 2, 2016, MICI Director determined that the Request MICI-AR-2016-0097 was not eligible because the Requesters decided to withdraw it as per their particular interests.

MICI Participates in CSO Session on “Glass Half Full” Report.

MICI Director, Victoria Marquez-Mees, participated in a roundtable discussion on the findings of the “Glass Half Full” Report (GHF) on April 12, 2016. The event was organized by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and several other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and held during the World Bank’s 2016 Spring Meetings in Washington.

Update on the case ''Rural Land Titling & Registration Project in Peru'' (MICI-PE-2015-0094).

On April 1st, 2016 the Assessment Report for the Consultation Phase was issued, the result of which was notified to the Parties. The assessment concluded that there is willingness to pursue the Consultation Phase by all Parties and thus, it will begin.

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MICI Policy for the IIC

Beginning January 1st 2016, the MICI is the independent accountability mechanism that receives complaints related to operations financed by the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). To this end, the MICI-IIC Policy was approved on December 15th 2015.

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MICI Policy for the IDB

The MICI is the independent accountability mechanism that receives complaints related to operations financed by the IDB and the MIF.

The MICI-IDB Policy was approved on December 17th 2014 and has recently undergone some modifications to harmonize it with the expanded mandate of the MICI.

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