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-2021-0164 - DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR METROPOLITAN AREAS OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL II - MICI DETERMINED THAT THE REQUEST IS ELIGIBLE

On June 15, 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-PR-2016-0101 - DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT, MODERNIZATION OF METROPOLITAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AND OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES PROJECT – REQUEST II - COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT CONCLUDED

On May 27, 2021, MICI concluded the management of the complaint related to the project  'Downtown Redevelopment, Modernization of Metropolitan Public Transport, and of Government Offices Project – Request II' (PR-L1044) in Paraguay. For more information, access the registry file.

MICI-BID-AR-2021-0165 - URBAN MUNICIPAL INFRAESTRUCTURE PROGRAM - MICI DETERMINED THAT THE REQUEST IS NOT ELIGIBLE

On May 19, 2021, the MICI Director determined that the Request is not eligible as it does not meet the eligibility criteria established in the MICI Policy. For more information, access the registry file.

OTHER NEWS

Opening of the selection process of the Coordinator of the Compliance Review Phase

MICI has started the process of recruiting a new Coordinator of the Compliance Review Phase. The selection process is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the MICI-IDB Policy, which also defines the Terms of Reference of the position. Applications are due by June 16th.

The Office of Evaluation and Oversight makes five recommendations to strengthen MICI

The IDB Group's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) published this week the results of its Evaluation on MICI, which notes "major progress in the MICI’s functioning" since its first evaluation, in 2012. MICI will address these recommendations with an Action Plan to be presented in the coming months.

Andrea Repetto, new MICI director: "I aspire to an even more accessible Mechanism with greater impact to strengthen the IDB Group's accountability system."

Andrea Repetto Vargas took office as the director of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI for its acronym in Spanish) of the IDB Group with the commitment to work towards an "even more accessible MICI to all the people and communities in the region who may need us." Repetto expressed feeling very honored by her appointment by the Board of Executive Directors of the IDB and underlined her willingness to "foster institutional learning, allowing for added value to the institution and thus strengthen accountability and environmental and social sustainability of IDB Group financed projects."