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The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM), as per its approved Policy is an independent forum and process created to address concerns from individuals or communities who allege that they are or might be directly, materially adversely affected by an action or omission of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in violation of any of its relevant Operational Policies in operations financed by the Bank. Learn more

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Argentina - Multiphase Development Infrastructure Program: Support Production in Entre Ríos.The ICIM issues the second monitoring report on the agreements reached. Read the complete report >>

2013 Annual Report: This year, we not only provide details about the activities carried out during 2013. In addition, the ICIM offers a retrospective vision of operation under the current Policy. Read more >>

Blumenau Urban Sustainable Mobility Program: The second request MICI-BR-2014-078 related to project BR-L1272 (MICI-BR-2013-068) was received on March 17, 2014. The deadline for determination of eligibility for the Consultation Phase has been extended so that the requesters may submit additional information. Read more >>

La Paz Drainage Program: The request MICI-BO-2014-079 was received on March 26, 2014 and it’s in registration process. The requester asked for confidentiality

Blumenau Urban Sustainable Mobility Program:The request MICI-BR-2014-068 was declared ineligible for the Consultation Phase and transferred to the Panel Chair Person as indicated by the requesters on March 24 for determination of eligibility for the Compliance Review Phase. The requester asked for confidentiality. The expected date for issuance of said determination is April 23, 2014. Read more>>

Drainage, roads, water supply and sewerage in the low areas of Belem: The request MICI-BR-2014-076 related to this project was declared ineligible for the Compliance Review Phase, the MICI process has therefore concluded. Read more>>

Transition Period: From September 2013, and until the new Policy and structure are approved and set in place, the ICIM continues operating under a transitional scheme. Read more>>

Selection of a new Panel Chairperson in charge of the ICIM’s Compliance Review Phase. As per the ICIM Policy, the Panel members selected Ms. Mary Rose Brusewitz as the new Panel Chairperson of the Compliance Review. Ms. Brusewitz, a citizen from the USA, has a Law degree and counts with a long trajectory in development. She will serve as Panel Chairperson from October 1st, 2013 until the end of her contractual obligations in October 2014. Learn more >>

Bolivia. Rurrenabaque-Santa Bárbara Northern Corridor Improvement Program. The Panel received comments to the Terms of Reference from Management and the Requesters and is currently finalizing the document for presentation to the Board of Executive Directors. More information about this case >>

Suriname. Support for the Sustainable Development of the Interior. The request related to this project was declared ineligible by the Elibigility Committe. Read more >>

Mexico. Mareña Renovables Wind Project. The Recommendation for a Compliance Review and associated Terms of Reference (TOR) for this case are under preparation. Read more >>

Argentina. Sustainable Environmental Urban Management Program for the Reconquista River Basin-Province of Buenos Aires. The request related to this project was declared ineligible by the Eligibility Committee. Read more >>


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