The principal objective of this project is to create and foster an enabling environment where MSMEs in lucrative regional sectors can develop and thrive through enhanced business competitiveness. The proposal envisages the creation of a confluence of regional business development tools and services capacity development that would support MSME development in the region. The tools created would become a regional public good that leverage and capitalize on best practice methodologies and resources to strengthen MSMEs that operate informally in the three (3) target sectors: community-based tourism, creative industries and agribusiness. Three (3) main output tools intended to be developed through the project include: 1. Sectoral toolkits, training curriculums and BSO capacity building methodologies. The intent is to equip BSO with necessary tools and capacity to continually provided high-quality services to MSMEs 2. Integrated, intra-regional network of SBDCs supported by the ACS to increase potential for intra-regional business opportunities 3. E-commerce platform for MSME clusters in the three (3) target sectors to support the internationalization of MSMEs and expanded access to markets.
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).