Enhancing the Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Bolivia — Request II
Reception date: July, 5 2023
Current Status: Open
Summary of the Request
The group of Requesters allege that they suffered discrimination in the work environment for reasons of gender of a person of the group within the framework of the Project.
Specifically, in their claim, they narrate a series of alleged actions and situations that the Executing Agency, with full knowledge of IDB Lab, considered to be discriminatory acts, which would represent a direct breach of the Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development (OP-765). As a result of the foregoing, the Requesters group alleges harm to their physical and mental health, good name, assets, and livelihood (economy).
In addition, the group claims to be suffering, even today, reprisals for denouncing the situation.
MICI jointly conducted the assessment stage and the consultation phase process. After three months of exchanges, on December 15, 2023, IDB Lab Management, the client and the requesters (the parties) reached an agreement regarding the allegations raised in the request. The parties agreed to keep the text of the document confidential and requested MICI to monitor the commitments for a period of two years counted from the signing of the document.
On February 9, 2024, the IDB Lab Donors Committee approved by short procedure MICI's participation in the monitoring stage.
On July 28, 2023, MICI notified the Requesters and IDB Lab Management of the registration of the Request.
On September 25, 2023, MICI determined that the Request was eligible because it met all the eligibility criteria set forth in the MICI Policy. During the eligibility determination process, no investigation on the Project or IDB Lab was conducted, and the fact that the Request has been declared eligible is not a determination of compliance or non-compliance by the institution with its Policies.
The Request was referred to the Consultation Phase by decision of the Requesters.
On December 7, 2023, IDB Lab Donors Committee approved a one-month extension of the Consultation Phase assessment stage. The new deadline is December 24, 2023.
Enhancing the Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Bolivia
PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT
Recommendation for a CR and ToRs
Consultation Phase (CP)
Compliance Review Phase (CRP)
Chronology and documents
|Steps and milestones
|Requests of a confidential nature are not published.
Notice of Registration
|5 business days from the date of receipt of the Request or 15 business days when further information is required from the Requesters.
|21 business days from the date of notice of registration. The response will be published as an annex to the Eligibility Memorandum.
Eligibility due date
|21 business days from the date of receipt of Management Response or 45 business days after the Suspension is granted.
Eligibility Memorandum Public Disclosure
|As per the Access to Information Policy (OP-102) the disclosure of this document is done simultaneous to its distribution to the Board of Executive Directors.
Deadline for Assessment
|40 business days from the date of issuance of the eligibility memorandum. The deadline was extended to December 24, 2023.
Assessment Report Public Disclosure
|During the Assessment, and given the specific circumstances of the Case, the Parties decided to immediately start the Consultation Phase Process. Therefore, MICI has produced a single Report for both the Assessment and Consultation Phase Process stages.
|Consultation Phase Process
Consideration by the Board of Executive Directors of the Consultation Phase Report
|Start date of Board consideration by short procedure.
Consultation Phase Report Public Disclosure
|Disclosure of this document takes place after Board consideration.