Outreach activities and other events: promoting access.


The MICI has as one of its key responsibilities to disseminate information about its work to an external audience such as populations potentially affected by projects financed by the IDB group, civil society organizations, and other actors, as well as to staff of the IDB Group, and the general public.

For this reason, MICI carries out a proactive communication strategy that includes the dissemination of information, organization of events, and sharing lessons learned.

Seminar on Mechanisms of Accountability and Civil Society-Mexico (June , 2016)

Activity: workshop

Date: June, 8 2016

Place: Hotel Marriot Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico DF

Note Overview:

Workshop organized jointly by the following Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of the: Inter-American Development Bank Group (Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism - MICI), World Bank Group (Inspection Panel – IP, and the Compliance Adviser and Ombudsman - CAO), European Investment Bank (Complaints Mechanism - CM), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s Accountability Office, OPIC); and two Mexican Civil Society Organizations: Centro de Análisis e Investigación - Fundar, and Center for Civic Collaboration - CCC; and with the collaboration of other CSOS from several Latin American countries that make up the Regional Group on Financing and Infrastructure - GREFI. The goals of the workshop were to: allow Mexican CSOs to become more familiarized with the IAMs and how they work, listen to the concerns of CSOs; and exchange ideas, thoughts, and views on the accountability trend in Mexico. More than 90 CSO representatives participated from over 15 Mexican States. They represented a wide range of organizations (NGOs, indigenous people’s organizations, foundations, and religious groups) and work areas (human rights, community development, indigenous peoples, and gender). Representatives of CSOs who work with accountability issues at the international level such as Accountability Counsel, Center for international environmental law (CIEL), and International Accountability Project also participated on the panels.



Documents: Agenda, Summary Note, Evaluation Report, Full Report

Photos: Album 1, Album 2


News: MICI, Fundar


Mariana González Armijo / Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación

Victoria Marquez-Mees / MICI, IDB

Osvaldo Gratacós / Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, IFC, World Bank

Gonzalo Castro de la Mata / Inspection Panel, World Bank

Alfredo Abad / Complaints Mechanism, European Investment Bank

William Kennedy / Overseas Private Investment Corporation, OPIC investment

Lani Inverarity / Accountability Counsel

Carla Garcia Zendejas / Center for International Environmental Law, CIEL

Rosa Marina Flores Cruz / Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo de Tehuantepec en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio

Visit of American University Law Students (June, 2016)


Date:June 13, 2016

Place: IDB Group Headquarters, Washington DC


Note summary:

MICI received law students from the Summer Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law of American University, to inform them on how the accountability mechanism of the IDB Group works and share experiences from various cases in Latin America and the Caribbean. MICI is interested in promoting greater awareness about the importance of accountability and sustainable development in the region, so it is actively seeking to build knowledge-sharing collaborative efforts with academic institutions interested in these issues.





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