The aim is to develop, validate, and evaluate a digital language application for learning one Andean indigenous language. The digital language application will be user friendly and be possible to use offline. For example, the application could be used on a mobile phone, which has strong penetration in poor and rural areas across Latin America (even the poorest countries in the region have more mobile phones than population). The specific objectives are to: (i) develop a digital language application in one indigenous language; (ii) conduct an experimental pilot with some 4,000 indigenous students in Quechua-speaking communities (e.g. in Huancavelica, Ayacucho or Apurimac); (iii) conduct a rigorous evaluation; and (iv) disseminate the results.
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).