Do Dispute Resolution Agreements Result in Outcomes?
177 complaints to IAMs have pursued a dispute resolution process in an effort to reach mutually agreeable solutions to issues faced by complainants. Of these, 102 have successfully produced agreements. In this month's edition of the Console Newsletter, Research Associate Marisa Lenci takes a look at dispute resolution in IAM complaints. From the percentage of all complaints that make it to dispute resolution, to the types of outcomes communities have achieved, we discuss benefits and limitations of dispute resolution processes that can help communities understand whether this process would be productive for their particular issues, needs, and circumstances.
By Marisa Lenci — April 4, 2022
Dispute resolution processes can be an opportunity for communities to reach creative solutions to the harm they are facing from development projects. But how often do they result in agreements, and how often do these agreements result in real remedy?
Noteworthy updates on Bank and IAM policy and practice
Earlier this month, MICI, the accountability mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank, has launched a new open data portal with the historical information of all the cases presented to the Mechanism since its creation in 2010. The new data repository facilitates investigations and analysis of the complaints received, the alleged damages, the types of complaints, and MICI's management, among others. The information can be downloaded for analysis using statistical software and spreadsheets.