Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank Group is a multilateral development bank that finances development projects and programs in countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region. It is currently the largest regional development bank in the world. The IDB has 48 member countries, inside and outside the region, represented by a Board of Governors and a Board of Executive Directors. The IDB Group consists of the IDB, which finances public sector projects, and IDB Invest (formerly known as the Inter-American Investment Corporation), which finances private sector investments.

The Coalition is working to strengthen the policies of the IDB Group; to ensure that its operations in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean respect and protect human rights; and to ensure that communities are able to shape development initiatives and hold the institution accountable, including through the IDB Group’s grievance mechanism, the MICI.

Our work on IDB Group is coordinated by the following Advisory Group: Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Fundar, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Fundación para el Desarrollo de Políticas Sustentables (FUNDEPS), Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA), Bank Information Center (BIC), Otros Mundos, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, International Accountability Project (IAP), Conectas Direitos Humanos, Plataforma contra la Impunidad y la Corrupción, and Accountability Counsel.

Our priority work areas for 2018 are listed below:

  • Advocacy with the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors
  • Review of IDB Invest´s Access to Information Policy
  • IDB Safeguards Review Process
  • Public Participation Strategy
  • Human Rights Defenders and Due Diligence
  • Climate Change
  • Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

For general information on our IDB work or to get connected, contact Gonzalo Roza (

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IDB Advocacy Resources

Letter IDB – Civil society participation spaces. 20.06.2017

Comments on IDB Invest’s draft access to information policy

Brochure: Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) – November 2015

Comments on the Draft of the Revised Policy of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) – September 2014