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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: mecanismo@iadb.org

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MICI Met Recently with CSO Representatives and Academics.

MICI Director, Victoria Marquez-Mees, and staff held a half-day meeting with a group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Representatives and Academics on April 11, 2016 to brief them on its work and consult them on several initiatives.

Dr. Anthony Stocks, a world-renowned anthropologist, visited MICI.

Dr. Anthony Stocks* visited the IDB Group Headquarters on April 6th, 2016 to brief MICI staff on lowland indigenous land titling. He also made a more general presentation on land tenure issues in Latin America to a group of IDB staff.

Update on the case ME-MICI002-2012 "Mareña Renovables Wind Project" (ME-L1107)

On April 6th, 2016, Requesters and Management received the Draft Compliance Review Report for the case ME-MICI002-2012 "Mareña Renovables Wind Project" (ME-L1107) so that both parties can send written comments to the MICI before May 20th .

A MICI Team is undertaking a trip to Colombia as part of the compliance investigation process initiated for the El Dorado International Airport request (CO-MICI002-2011).

Arantxa Villanueva, Coordinator of the Compliance Review Phase, leads the Team that is undertaking a mission to Bogota (Colombia) from March 28th to April 3rd, 2016 as part of the compliance investigation process approved by the IDB Executive Board of Directors on December 13th, 2015.

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Tel: +1 (202) 623-3952

Fax: +1 (202) 312-4057

Email: mecanismo@iadb.org

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

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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Glossary

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

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