Andrea Repetto, new MICI director: "I aspire to an even more accessible Mechanism with greater impact to strengthen the IDB Group's accountability system."
Andrea Repetto Vargas took office as the director of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI for its acronym in Spanish) of the IDB Group with the commitment to work towards an "even more accessible MICI to all the people and communities in the region who may need us." Repetto expressed feeling very honored by her appointment by the Board of Executive Directors of the IDB and underlined her willingness to "foster institutional learning, allowing for added value to the institution and thus strengthen accountability and environmental and social sustainability of IDB Group financed projects."
The Chilean lawyer, with more than 15 years of experience in accountability mechanisms, promotion of respect for human rights, and mediation in Latin America and Africa, was until now senior specialist of CAO, the accountability mechanism of International Finance Corporation/MIGA (World Bank group). Repetto has expressed her appreciation for the work and dedication of MICI's first director, Victoria Márquez-Mees, and her entire team. "I arrived at a robust mechanism, which has made significant progress in its first 10 years and has become a benchmark among accountability mechanisms. They set the bar high. Thus, we will work with all our efforts thinking about our Latin American and Caribbean countries and the entire IDB Group."
Repetto highlighted that one of her priorities is to actively engage with "different actors with which MICI interacts to listen to their perspectives on our role" both within the IDB Group and with the communities and civil society organizations of the region." It's a process we will start with enthusiasm from today."