What is MICI?

The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) addresses the complaints from communities harmed by projects funded by any of the institutions that make up the Inter-American Development Bank Group related to non-compliance with the Group's social and environmental standards. 

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CASE UPDATES

MICI-BID-AR-2021-0170 - INTEGRATED URBAN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM — REQUEST II - MICI DETERMINED THAT THE REQUEST IS ELIGIBLE

On September 28, 2021, the MICI Director determined that the Request is eligible as it does meet the eligibility criteria established in the MICI Policy. For more information, access the registry file.

MICI-BID-AR-2021-0168 - Closure of Case

MICI has concluded the management of the complaint related to the project “Construction of the Sewage System for the Locality of Dina Huapi, Río Negro”, after verifying that the IDB will not finance the sewage collection and treatment system object of the complaint.

MICI-CII-GU-2018-0136 — Approved the 29 recommendations of the MICI on two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala

The Board of Executive Directors of the IDB has approved the 29 recommendations made in MICI's investigation regarding the Generadora San Mateo and Generadora San Andrés hydroelectric projects in Guatemala. MICI will monitor the action plan that IDB Invest will develop to address these recommendations.

OTHER NEWS

Registration open for the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

MICI will participate in the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in virtual format from October 4 to 6. MICI ivnites Civil Society Organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean, academics and people interested in better understanding the resources available to solve potential social and environmental impacts resulting from development projects.

Opening of the selection process of a Research Assistant for the Consultation Phase

MICI has started the process of recruiting a a Research Assistant for the Consultation Phase. Applications are due by August 25. 

The clause that excluded the issues under judicial processes from a MICI process is rendered without effect

As of July 1, 2021, matters under judicial processes are no longer excluded from a MICI process, by decision of the executive boards of the IDB and the IIC, following the recommendation made by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight in its recent evaluation of the Mechanism.