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-CR-2021-0171 — Cantonal Road Network II Program — AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED IN THE CONSUTATION PHASE

On December 14th, 2021, as a result of a collaborative dialogue facilitated by MICI’s Consultation Phase, an agreement was reached regarding the Cantonal Road Network II Program between the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation of Costa Rica, IDB Management, and Ariel Mora Fallas, the requesters’ representative. The agreement establishes a set of measures aimed at addressing the concerns expressed by the 28 Requesters that signed on to the original request.

MICI-BID-AR-2021-0178 - Water and Sanitation Program for Metropolitan Areas - New complaint received

On October 27, 2021, MICI received a complaint related to the project financed by IDB  'Water and Sanitation Program for Metropolitan Areas' (AR-L1162) in Argentina. This complaint was registered on November 17, 2021. For more information, access the registry file.

MICI-BID-CR-2021-0171 - Cantonal Road Network II Program - MICI determined that the request is eligible

On October 14, 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.

OTHER NEWS

Appointment of new Coordinator for MICI’s Compliance Review Phase

Kattya Araya, a Costa Rican lawyer, is the new Coordinator for MICI’s Compliance Review Phase, starting on January 16th, 2022 after completing an exhaustive competitive process.

MICI begins to implement the Action Plan derived from the evaluation of OVE

MICI has begun to implement a total of 17 actions to respond to the recommendations made by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight in its second evaluation of the Mechanism. These measures are part of the Action Plan, prepared by MICI and approved by the IDB Board of Executive Directors, which will be progressively implemented until 2025.

MICI engages with Caribbean civil society organizations to promote access

MICI, along with other independent accountability mechanisms from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), held a two-day workshop with more than 30 organizations from the Caribbean on November 15th and 16th, 2021.