According to the Bank’s website, the general development objective of the first operation is to contribute to improve productivity through the fostering of investment in research and innovation. The specific development objectives are: (i) increase the capacities for research with focus in climate change and closing regional and gender gaps ; (ii) strengthen the innovation and start-up capacities of private sector; and (iii) increase and strengthen the capacities of the National Innovation System.
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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).