MICI Hosting Outreach Workshop for Civil Society in Colombia Next Week

MICI is co-organizing together with the independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) of the World Bank Group and several Colombian and Latin American CSOs, an outreach workshop in Bogota on December 5. The purpose of the event is to share information on the compliance work of MICI and other IAMs, as well as listen to the views and concerns of Colombian CSOs.

Case Updates

BR-MICI004-2011 - Low-Income Neighborhood Improvement Program Habitar Brasil – Requester families move into their new houses.

On 10 November, as part of the implementation of the agreements in the Consultation Phase of the BR-MICI004-2011 case, MICI staff participated in the house keys distribution ceremony to the Requester families and witnessed the arrival of each of these families into their new homes. This milestone represents compliance with one of the main agreements reached during the mediation carried out by MICI.

MICI-IDB-PR-2016 - 0101 - Downtown Redevelopment, Modernization of Metropolitan Public Transport, and of Government Offices Project – Evaluation Report of the Consultation Phase Published.

The Evaluation Phase began on July, 26 2016 with the objectives of analyzing the context of the complaint, understand the perspectives of each party, collect information, and determine if dialogue in this case would be feasible. On September 29, at the end of the Consultation Phase evaluation process, it was determined that dialogue is not feasible according to the requests of the complainants.

MICI-BID-BR-2016-0106 – Tietê Várzea Program – Management Response Received and Temporary Suspension Granted

On September 20, Management sent its response and asked MICI to temporarily suspend the eligibility process for 45 business days as provided in the Policy. They said that the aforementioned period would allow them to directly contact the complainants in order to address the concerns expressed in their complaint. For this reason, Management included a working schedule and an Action Plan to run during that time. MICI granted the suspension with a deadline of November 23rd, and notified that decision to complainants, who also received the aforementioned Management response. For more information see the case registry file on the Public Registry.

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Open Call for Applications - Case Officer

The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is carrying out a selection process for the position of Case Officer for the Consultation Phase. Interested persons should send their CV electronically through the IDB jobs website: http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/career-opportunities, 1821.html The application deadline is Friday, December 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

MICI Attends Land Titling Workshop

John Garrison of MICI participated in the workshop “Securing Tenure Rights to Protect Forests and Combat Climate Change: Exploring the Role of Development Finance” held on October 11 in Washington DC. The event was organized by several CSOs who work with land titling and environmental protection issues worldwide.

MICI Meets with CSOs to Provide Updates and Exchange Views

MICI Director, Victoria Márquez-Mees, and staff held a lunch meeting with over 12 CSO representatives from Latin America and the US on October 5, 2016 to discuss MICI’s recent activities and exchange information. The agenda included a discussion of several recent MICI cases as well as updates on the recent annual meeting of Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network (IAMnet), drafting of MICI’s reprisals policies, and establishment of the External Consultative Group (GCE).

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