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-CO-2022-0184 - Metro of Bogota First Line - First Tranch — Request IV - MICI determined that the request is eligible

On May 06, 2022, MICI determined that the Request is eligible as it does meet the eligibility criteria established in the MICI Policy. The Request was transferred to the Consultation Phase as per the decision of the Requesters. For more information, access the registry file.

MICI-BID-AR-2022-0182 - Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Program — Request IV - MICI determined that the request is eligible

On April 6, 2022, MICI determined that the Request was eligible because it met all the eligibility criteria established in the MICI Policy. The Request was transferred to the Consultation Phase as per the decision of the Requesters. For more information, access the registry file.

MICI publishes Compliance Review of two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala in Mayan languages

The compliance review phase has translated the investigation on two hydroelectric projects in Guatemala to the Mayan languages Chuj and Q’anjob’al.

OTHER NEWS

MICI participates at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment

In early May, MICI participated at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment, the leading global network on best practices in the use of impact assessments. The network gathers an inter-disciplinary group of individuals and organizations from all sectors: government, industry, training, research, consultancies and community organizations, representing over 120 nations. MICI participated in two panel discussions at IAIA’s first ever hybrid event that accounted for 811 in-person and 306 virtual participants on the topic: “Confidence in Impact Assessment: Policies, partnerships and public involvement”. 

MICI opens tow new positions for the Compliance Review Phase

MICI is seeking two professionals to join the Compliance Review Phase: one as Case Specialist and the other as Research Associate. Applications close on April 8th and on April 18th.

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.