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Consultation and disclosure

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding inadequate or absent consultation about or disclosure of project information, including project impacts and/or mitigation plans.

Complaints with this Issue: 492

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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.

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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: 312

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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: 185

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Description: Project relates to construction or improvement of large structures, facilities, or public works projects. Examples include roads and other transportation projects, sanitation and water treatment facilities, power plants, and industrial facilities.

Complaints in this Sector: 840

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Description: Project relates to an industry that does not fit in one of the other sectors. Projects about which there is no publicly available information regarding the industry are also included.

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Name: Sao Jose dos Campos Urban Structuring Program

Investments: IDB


Support: Loans

Country: Brazil


IAM: Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

ID: MICI-BR-2011-020

Date Filed: June 10, 2011

Date Closed: Oct. 2, 2018

Status: Closed With Outputs


The objective of the São José dos Campos Urban Structuring Program (BR-L1160) is to support the restructuring and management of that city’s urban development. Some residents of the community of “Jardim Nova Esperança o Banhado” allege that certain components of that Program, in particular the resettlement of families and the construction of a road next to the community’s current location, will have negative social and environmental impacts. The Requesters state that they have not been consulted regarding theProgram, or informed of the reasons for the resettlement and the options for financial compensation. They also allege that the only resettlement option offered by the Municipality would consist of moving to apartments in housing complexes far from the city center, an alternative that would make it difficult to access public services and employment and income opportunities, in addition to creating additional expenses for the families due to the costs of water, electrical power, and gas utilities, as well as public transportation. They further state that the creation of the Banhado Municipal Nature Park on the site where the community is currently located has not been properly discussed with the residents at public hearings. Finally, they allege that the road construction will have significant environmental impacts, such as the potential disappearance of rivers and lakes.

Complaint Stages


June 10, 2011



Start Date: June 10, 2011


June 10, 2011 -

June 16, 2011


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: June 10, 2011

End Date: June 16, 2011


June 16, 2011 -

Aug. 22, 2011


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: June 16, 2011

End Date: Aug. 22, 2011

Dispute Resolution

March 1, 2012 -

May 1, 2015

Dispute Resolution

Status: Closed Without Output

Start Date: March 1, 2012

End Date: May 1, 2015

Compliance Review

May 11, 2016 -

Feb. 8, 2017

Compliance Review

Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: May 11, 2016

End Date: Feb. 8, 2017

Has Compliance Report: Yes

Non-Compliance Found: Yes


Not Undertaken


Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Board did not approve, Board deemed monitoring unnecessary


Oct. 2, 2018