According to the bank, the general objective of the Technical Cooperation (TC) is to support the Government of Panama in the structuring of a sustainable energization plan for the rural areas of the country which considers socio-environmental, technical and financial aspects. This TC includes the following specific objectives: update the existing database of customers without power access and establish the best technological option for the electricity supply; evelop of technical, economic, financial, political, regulatory, environmental and social analysis of the projects financed by the rural energization program; develop specific business models for the different available connection options; update and structuring the program execution mechanism as well as the sustainability of future and already executed projects to maximize the participation opportunity of the private and cooperative sectors; strengthening the government capacity to lead the universal electricity power service program.
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).