The objective of this project is to promote socio-economic development based on natural resources in the Argentine Patagonia, with the private sector as the driving force. To this end, the project will support specific activities to plan and prioritize improvements in infrastructure and urban services, promote local and regional economic diversification in the Buenos Aires Lake Department (Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina). The project seeks to contribute to the implementation, on a small scale, of a concept called "Development Compact": a coordinated effort of the three main actors - public sector, private sector, civil society - to promote long-term territorial planning and development activities term, based on consensus regarding challenges and opportunities, and the mobilization of resources.
The Donor (Goldcorp Inc.) will make available to the Bank (the IDB) a grant contribution in the ammount of USD 1.000.000 to be administred by the Bank to co-finance the project.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).