Strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Finance, in particular the Public Procurement Directorate, and related purchasing and control entities in the procurement process to implement open innovation policies and procurement methodologies that stimulate business innovation and at the same time improve the provision of public goods and services in Costa Rica. Specific objectives are: (i) exchange of experiences in Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) with Latin American and European Union (EU) countries; (ii) design operating regulations, PPI guidelines and request for proposals and contract models applicable to PPI; (iii) knowledge generation by supporting the design and monitoring of a PPI pilot in the country; and (iii) systematization of lessons learned through specific training and workshops.
SG type lending for 24 months
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).