According to the bank, the general objective of the technical cooperation is to contribute to productive transformation and increase competitiveness of agri-food industry in Uruguay. Specific objectives are: (i) to assess the background conditions of the agri-food innovation system in Uruguay (ii) to establish a world class biotechnological center aimed at improving the coordination of the agri-food innovation system and at providing stronger university-industry linkages and (iii) to enhance market intelligence research capacity based on trade statistics and to develop strategic planning capacity for R&D agenda with the primary focus on agri-food industry.
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).