MICI celebrated its tenth anniversary with multiple activities during 2020

In 2020, MICI presented the results of its first 10 years of work in all the areas of our mandate.

MICI publishes three knowledge notes as part of its tenth anniversary

In the framework of the celebration of its tenth anniversary, this 2020, MICI has published three knowledge notes that delve into different aspects of accountability and promotion of sustainable development. With these three new publications, MICI aims not only to present the results of its first ten years of work but also to strengthen knowledge and understanding of all aspects linked to the mandate of the Mechanism.

MICI hosted the XVII Annual Meeting of Independent Accountability Mechanisms

More than 110 representatives from 23 independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) of international financial institutions (IFIs) participated in the XVII Annual Meeting of the IAMnet, organized this year by MICI on the occasion of its tenth anniversary celebrations. The Annual Meeting, held for the first time in a totally virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions, took place over two days, on September 23 and 24.

Jean-Roger Mercier, MICI's independent expert, dies

The expert in environmental and social sustainability, Jean-Roger Mercier, member of the Roster of independent experts of MICI's Verification Compliance Phase, passed away on July 5, at the age of 74. Jean-Roger was currently part of the Compliance Review Panel in charge of the MICI investigation of the Hydroelectric Projects Generadora San Mateo S.A. and Generadora San Andrés S.A., in Guatemala (MICI-CII-GU-2018-0136).

Appointment of the MICI Acting Director and start of the recruitment process for a new Director

The Board of Executive Directors of the IDB has started the process of recruiting a new Director of the MICI after the end of the mandate of the Director of the MICI, Victoria Márquez-Mees, who assumed a new position in the accountability mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The competitive selection process will last several months, wherefore the Board has appointed Arantxa Villanueva Hermida as Acting Director from 1 July 2020 and until the time the new Director takes office.

Selection process for the next MICI Director

The Board of Executive Directors of the IDB started the process of recruiting a new Director of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism

MICI meets virtually with civil organizations in the region to inform and promote access

MICI’s regular access promotion activities have moved into the virtual environment in the last two months since the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic. Among others, the Mechanism has organized three meetings with civil society organizations in the region and participates, throughout the month of May, in four sessions of the first seminar on accountability organized by the CERALC Project.

MICI takes measures to ensure the continuity of case management during the global COVID-19 pandemic

The IDB Group, based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the decisions made by different countries, has suspended all international travel and all its employees are working remotely from Monday, March 16th, until further notice. Here are some specific details of what to expect while the preventive measures are in place.

MICI celebrates its tenth anniversary by emphasizing conflict and alternative dispute resolution methods

More than 250 representatives of the IDB Group, civil society organizations, and other independent accountability mechanisms joined MICI, in person and virtually, during the Conference “Accountability, Conflict and Mediation” held on February 26 and 27. The Forum focused on the transfer of analysis capabilities and conflict attention in the Latin American and Caribbean region through alternative dispute resolution methods.

You are invited: Forum "Accountability, Conflict and Mediation", February 27th, 2020

As part of the Tenth Anniversary of MICI, join the Forum “Accountability, Conflict and Mediation”: a discussion among experts about the challenges that polarization and conflict in Latin America and the Caribbean imprint on the work of the IDB Group and the different perspectives on its attention through alternative dispute resolution methods. [Read more]