This five-week on-line course offers an overview of the principles and content that should be present for a consultation process to be considered “meaningful”. Since it is not feasible to discuss every possible circumstance in detail, the course reflects on principles and gives overall guidance, rather than a standard blueprint or “one size fits all” approach.  Broadly, the course addresses three aspects of how consultation is approached in IDB policies and how good practice has evolved.


The Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement Course (MuSE) is primarily intended for licensing agents and the environmental and social specialists on project teams who review and approve Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. 

The course is intended to provide guidance to public sector authorities and staff responsible for consultation and stakeholder engagement in potentially high-risk investment projects. 

Minimum technical requirements to be met by the participant: 

• Office package domain (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Acrobat software for viewing and downloading documents. 

• Be an advanced Internet user able to search, access videos, participate in groups and discussion forums, etc. 

• Own and manage a personal email account to receive notifications and be informed of course developments. 

• Complete the Navigation Activity in the Classroom. 

• Excellent command of English, both written and spoken

By accepting to auto-enroll in this course  I acknowledge that I have read and do hereby accept the participant requirements.

If you have any problem to auto-enroll in the course, please contact us at INDES HELP.

Start date: June 6 2023

Closing date: July 17 2023

"The Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has the mission of strengthening knowledge and skills of strategic audiences in the region, seeking to promote the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean. For this reason, our courses are subsidized between 80% and 95% by the IDB's own resources."