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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?

The call for the formation of a Roster of Independent Experts will be open from August 21 to September 21, 2015

Beginning today and running until September 21, 2015, the call is open to received applications from candidates interested in joining the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism’s Roster of Experts.

Victoria Márquez-Mees has been appointed to serve as the new MICI Director

Ms. Victoria Márquez-Mees, a Mexican national, has been appointed by the Inter-American Development Bank Board of Directors (IDB) to serve as the Director of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) for the period 2015 - 2020. This appointment is the result of an exhaustive and highly competitive process undertaken by the members of the Board.

MICI presents the Compliance Review Report on the Panama Canal Expansion Program

On July 29, 2015, the Board of Executive Directors considered the Compliance Review Report for case PN-MICI002-2011 presented by the Panel formed by Mary Rose Brusewitz, Korinna Horta and Mario Epstein.

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.

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Contact us


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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