Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)

The ICIM is an independent forum and process created to address concerns from individuals or communities alleging that they are - or will be - directly, materially, and negatively affected by an action or omission of the IDB in violation of any of its relevant Operational Policies through the projects that it finances. The ICIM process encompasses a Consultation Phase led by a Project Ombudsperson with the goal of reaching a collaborative solution; if a solution is not reached, then the process moves to the Compliance Review Phase handled by a group of experts that investigates IDB's compliance with its operational policies.