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Meeting of the External Consultative Group

The MICI External Consultative Group (GCE, for its initials in Spanish) held its first face-to-face meeting of 2019, which culminates in the two-year cycle initially planned for the first generation of members of this group.

MICI travels to China to share best practices and promote the creation of non-judicial complaint mechanisms in financial institutions.

In May 2019, MICI participated in various dissemination activities between peer organizations in China. The meetings included presentations to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the participation in the Regional Workshop on the development of Environmental and Social Compliance and Accountability Mechanism Framework for Financial Intermediaries.

MICI meets with experts on social and environmental conflicts in Quito

Fifteen experts on issues associated with social and environmental conflict, transparency and conflict resolution from international organizations, civil society organizations, academia and former public officials of Ecuador participated in a working breakfast organized by MICI.

Round table discussion on the risk of reprisals in development finance with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other relevant actors

More than 40 representatives of international financing institutions (IFIs), independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) participated in a round table organized by MICI with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the management of reprisals in the context of development projects. The discussion used the publication recently launched by MICI on the same topic as a reference.

CDB and IDB independent accountability mechanisms and CPDC jointly host accountability outreach in Barbados

CDB’s Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability (ICA), IDB’s Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), jointly hosted an interactive outreach workshop for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Barbados.

Meeting with civil society organizations and mediators in Argentina

As part of its Access Promotion strategy, MICI recently visited Argentina to meet with members of civil society, mediators and representatives of indigenous peoples. Representatives of 30 civil society organizations participated in a workshop organized by RACI and MICI, while 90 mediators from the province of Salta participated in a training workshop on environmental and social conflicts.

MICI attends the tenth anniversary of the EIB's Complaints Mechanism

MICI joined the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the European Investment Bank's Complaints Mechanism, in Luxembourg, on January 14th. Representatives of over 15 international organizations discussed aspects such as the history and evolution of accountability mechanisms, as well as the results, challenges, and lessons learned.

MICI participates for the first time in a workshop with executing agencies

Cerca de 30 funcionarios hondureños participaron en el primer taller informativo sobre las salvaguardas ambientales y sociales y la función de rendición de cuentas del BID los pasados 27 y 28 de noviembre. En el taller participaron representantes de las Secretarías de Energía y Ambiente y de la Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE), entre otras agencias ejecutoras.

The Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) share their experience and encourage a culture of accountability in favor of Sustainable Development.

Approximately 70 representatives from 18 Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) from around the world shared their experience and lessons learned regarding the accountability of international financial institutions in the context of the XV Annual Meeting, with the World Bank’s Inspection Panel as host. Among other issues, experts addressed issues such as the risk of retaliation when filing complaints, efficient management of conflict resolution processes, and trends and results of the management of systemic issues associated with high-risk projects.

Second meeting of the year with the External Consultative Group (GCE)

MICI’s External Consultative Group (GCE) held the second 2018 meeting, which focused on improving the MICI management in the areas of access, transparency and efficiency. The GCE members also contributed with their comments and feedback to the MICI Reflections program and supported MICI's decision to utilize some of the Aid Transparency Index standards to evaluate their own performance in the area of transparency.