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-2021-0178 - 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.

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.

OTHER NEWS

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.

Renewal of MICI’s Facilitation Expert Roster 

MICI has renewed its Consultation Phase’s Roster of experts until November of 2024. In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the request for applications and selection of members for the Roster in May of 2018, the facilitation, mediation, and controversy resolution experts that make up the team to work with MICI in its dispute resolution phase, were named for a period of 3 years, which can be renewed once for a period of equal duration. 

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.