In Latin America and the Caribbean 106 million people live without access to safe water or sanitation, while a significant percentage of households that do have access suffer from poor quality services. This situation is reflected in terms of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, which have raised the standard on access to water and sanitation to safe access, resulting in the region lagging significantly behind more developed countries. Today in the region only 75% of the population has safe access to water and 34% has access to safely managed sanitation services. In view of this, it is proposed to connect private "solvers" with the problems faced by service providers in Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru, by identifying and supporting viable technological adoption projects and innovations, adapted to local and regional particularities, that improve safe access to water and sanitation and, in turn, counteract the effects of climate change.
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).