About Us


The MICI is the independent accountability mechanism of the IDB Group. It receives and investigates complaints from two or more persons who consider themselves to have been harmed by projects financed by the IDB, MIF, or IDB Invest as a result of their potential non compliance with their relevant operational policies. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the operations financed by the IDB Group in Latin America and the Caribbean meet the highest standards of social and environmental sustainability.

The MICI reports to the respective Board of Executive Directors of each institution, and operates independently of Management. Its mandate and operation are governed by the MICI-IDB Policy and the MICI-IDB Invest Policy, depending on upon whether the project is financed by the IDB/MIF or IDB Invest.

Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network

The MICI is part of an Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network (IAMNet) of other international financial institutions. Participation in the Network allows for the exchange of best practices, the strengthening of relationships with civil society organizations, and collaboration on co-financed projects.  



Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)

Office of the Examiner for Objection Procedures on Environmental Guidelines

African Development Bank

Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)

German Development Bank (DEG)

Independent Complaint Mechanism (ICM)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Accountability Mechanism (AM)

Black Sea Trade and Development

Internal Audit Department

Caribbean Development Bank

Project Complaints Mechanism

Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

Independent Complaints Mechanism

European Union (EU)

European Ombudsman

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Complaints Mechanism (CM) 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Project Complaint Mechanism 

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Office of Examiner for Environmental Guidelines 

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - World Bank Group

Inspection Panel (IPN) 

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)

Office of the Chief Compliance Officer

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Office of Accountability (OA)

International Finance Corporation and Multilateral (IFC) and Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) - World Bank Group

Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)

Green Climate Fund

Redress Mechanism (IRM)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Social and Environmental Compliance Review and Stakeholder Response Mechanism

Click here for the list of mechanisms and additional information about each one.


Our work connects us to multiple stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and other continents. Interactions include exchanging information about our activities, holding meetings to debate accountability issues, and co-organizing outreach events. Below is a list of organizations with which the MICI interacts on a regular basis.

Click here for the list of other accountability institutions and additional information about each one.

 If your organization is interested in connecting with the MICI, email us at: mecanismo@iadb.org

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