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Community health and safety

Description: Complaint raises concerns related to public health and safety including incidents of or an increase in accidents, release of hazardous materials, and spread of diseases. Concerns related to retaliation and/or violence are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 288

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Displacement (physical and/or economic)

Description: Complaint raises concerns about physical relocation, loss of shelter, and/or loss of assets that relate to income or livelihood.

Complaints with this Issue: 371

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Description: Complaint raises concerns about impacts on the means by which people make a living, including wage-based income, trade and bartering, agriculture, fishing, foraging, and other natural-resource based means.

Complaints with this Issue: 275

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Property damage

Description: Complaint raises concerns about specific harm to property, including buildings, land, or property value. Concerns related to physical or economic displacement, pollution, or community health and safety are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 120

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Description: Complaint raises concerns about access to or availability of water. Concerns related to water pollution are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 175

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Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

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Name: Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project

Investments: IDB CR-L1049

Client: Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)

Support: Loans

Country: Costa Rica


IAM: Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

ID: MICI-BID-CR-2017-0125

Date Filed: Aug. 7, 2017

Date Closed: Sept. 11, 2019

Status: Closed With Outputs


The Requesters allege damage to their property and economic loss, connected with the Reventazon Hydroelectric Power Project. Specifically, the Requesters claim that by expropriating part of the farm, the project cut-off the access to the aquifers that previously supplied water to the entire property and were used for different productive activities such as agriculture irrigation and water for their livestock. The above, per the Request, has caused significant economic losses and harm to the Requesters health.This Request is linked to request MICI-IDB-CR-2016-0112, which was declared ineligible because the Requestors had not had prior contact with Management.

Complaint Stages


Aug. 7, 2017



Start Date: Aug. 7, 2017


Aug. 7, 2017 -

Aug. 10, 2017


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Aug. 7, 2017

End Date: Aug. 10, 2017


Aug. 10, 2017 -

Feb. 1, 2018


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Aug. 10, 2017

End Date: Feb. 1, 2018

Dispute Resolution

March 1, 2018 -

April 30, 2018

Dispute Resolution

Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: March 1, 2018

End Date: April 30, 2018

Compliance Review

Not Undertaken

Compliance Review

Status: Not Undertaken

Start Date: None

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: No


April 30, 2018 -

Aug. 16, 2019


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: April 30, 2018

End Date: Aug. 16, 2019


Sept. 11, 2019