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The MICI is the independent accountability mechanism of the IDB dedicated to address and investigate allegations by groups of persons or communities that believe have been harmed by Bank-financed projects due to it not complying with its operational policies. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the operations financed by the Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean meet the highest standards of social and environmental sustainability.

The MICI operates in accordance with the Policy approved in December 2014 by the Board of Executive Directors, to whom it reports directly.

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Accountability Mechanisms and Civil Society meet in Lima, Perú

The Accountability Mechanisms of some International Financial Institutions and Civil Society Organizations met on Monday October 5th, 2010 in the city of Lima, Peru, The event had the objective to promote access of Civil Society to the mechanisms, and to learn, first-hand, about their concerns regarding development in the Region.

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

On September 21, 2015, the call to receive applications from candidates interested in joining the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism’s Roster of Experts closed.

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.

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MICI Policy

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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