The MICI is the independent accountability mechanism of the IDB Group. It receives and investigates complaints from two or more persons who consider themselves to have been harmed by projects financed by the IDB, IDB LAB, or IDB Invest as a result of their potential non compliance with their relevant operational policies. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the operations financed by the IDB Group in Latin America and the Caribbean meet the highest standards of social and environmental sustainability.

The MICI reports to the respective Board of Executive Directors of each institution, and operates independently of Management. Its mandate and operation are governed by the MICI-IDB Policy and the MICI-IDB Invest Policy, depending on upon whether the project is financed by the IDB/LAB or IDB Invest.