According to the bank, the objective of this TC is to create employment opportunities and reduce poverty in rural communities in Jamaica through enhanced productivity and competitiveness of the Jamaican castor oil industry. Most beneficiaries grow castor trees given the lack of economic opportunities in rural areas. Some use marginal land that is not suitable for agriculture, some provide land to foster employment and diversify their source of income, and others get concessions from charitable institutions such as the church to employ youth in some of the most underprivileged areas of the country.
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).