MICI: We work with you to make development better
We are the independent accountability office of the IDB Group. We manage complaints about possible environmental and social harm arising from Group-financed projects.
The IDB Group is the leading source of financing for Latin America and the Caribbean and works to improve lives. But development projects sometimes have unintended negative impacts. When that happens, MICI is here to work with all parties to remedy the situation, either through our dispute resolution process or through a compliance investigation. We also draw lessons learned from the cases to keep mistakes from being repeated and to improve the design and execution of future projects.
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MICI’s Compliance Review Phase has begun the process of selecting the experts who will make up the investigation panel for the claim "Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Program. — Request IV" (MICI-IDB-AR-2022-0182). The Phase coordinator and two members of its roster of experts with proven experience in the topics included in this compliance verification will conform the investigation panel.
On March 29th, 2023, MICI concluded managing a complaint related to the project "First Line of the Bogotá Metro – Section 1" (CO-L1234), having verified the compliance of all the items agreed upon by the parties.
On April 3, 2023, the Board approved the Recommendation prepared by MICI to conduct a Compliance Review. The investigation will start upon the constitution of the investigation panel, which will be made up of the Compliance Phase Coordinator and two experts.
MICI is seeking to hire a Consultant Case Assistant to support the work of the Compliance Review Phase by performing work that requires a combination of clerical support and operational tasks. Candidates should apply by next June 7, 2023.
MICI's External Consultative Group (GCE, for its acronym in Spanish) held its first meeting in a hybrid format following the formation of the second-generation of this Group. Over May 3rd and 4th, the six experts who advise the Mechanism pro-bono on various strategic issues met with MICI staff, participating in person at headquarters in Washington DC, and virtually.
In 2022, MICI managed a total of 33 complaints for communities potentially affected by projects financed by the IDB Group in 14 countries. The year, marked by reunions and closeness after two years of the pandemic, was a crucial step towards our objective to construct a more robust MICI, that can better serve Latin America and the Caribbean.