We want to get it right

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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We work with you to make development better

  • MICI listens to the environmental and social concerns of communities and seeks solutions to help ensure that IDB Group projects have a positive impact.
  • We are an IDB Group office, independent of Bank management, that offers a dispute resolution process and an independent investigation for people who feel they may be harmed by the operations that the Group finances.
  • We have reached satisfactory agreements in 63% of the cases in which a dialogue process was possible.
  • Our investigations have helped to change the Bank’s operational policies, improving its environmental and social standards.
  • Through our investigations and agreements between the parties, we generate lessons learned that foster institutional change and enhance the environmental and social sustainability of the IDB Group.

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MICI-BID-AR-2022-0182 — Process for expert panel formation kicks off

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.

MICI-BID-CO-2022-0184 — The implementation of six agreements related to the construction of the First Line of the Bogotá Metro comes to an end

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.

MICI-BID-AR-2022-0182 - Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Program — Request IV - The Recommendation to conduct a Compliance Review was approved

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 opening a new position as Case Assistant for the Compliance Review Phase

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.

New MICI External Consultative Group shares its expertise at first working meeting

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. 

New record number of cases managed by MICI in a single year

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.