Costa Rica


  • 4-June-2018

    Spanish

    Respaldo del Secretario General de la OCDE a las medidas fiscales anunciadas por Costa Rica

    “En los últimos años la OCDE ha alertado repetidamente a Costa Rica acerca del débil estado de sus finanzas públicas. Ello quedó reflejado en los Estudios Económicos de la OCDE de Costa Rica de 2016 y 2018. Costa Rica ha tenido déficits fiscales durante casi una década, y el déficit público del año pasado fue el más grande en los últimos 30 años.

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  • 2-May-2018

    English

    Aid at a glance charts

    These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.

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  • 18-April-2018

    English

    OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica: Research Findings on Productivity

    This volume collects four studies that were prepared as background research to the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica. Using firm-level, trade and sectorial data, these studies seek to provide insights into the trends in productivity and its determinants in Costa Rica. This volume represents a collaborative effort by a team of researchers from the OECD Secretariat and official agencies of Costa Rica. 
  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Opening Session of the Second Ministerial Summit on Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This meeting follows a successful initiative that started in Santiago de Chile, where we met in December 2016. I trust that today’s Summit will be once again an opportunity to exchange views on how stronger productivity growth can contribute to better lives in the region.

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  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica: Research findings on productivity from firm-level, trade and sectoral data

    I would like to thank Minister Alexander Mora and the General Manager of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Emmanuel Prado, for the active collaboration that both they and their teams have given us in this project. The access to data at the level of individual firms provided by the Central Bank was essential to complete this research.

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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    OECD Economic Surveys: Costa Rica 2018

    Costa Rica has achieved strong levels of well-being. However, many institutional obstacles are hampering more robust growth and the spreading of its gains more widely. Setting in motion a 'virtuous cycle' of inclusive growth will require reforms across several policy areas that present win-win opportunities in terms of equity and productivity improvements. Rebalancing spending towards early childhood and secondary education would improve outcomes and equity and also help increasing the low level of participation of women in the labour market. Costa Rica should move from the current emphasis on education spending towards outcome policy targets, supported by performance indicators. Policies to reduce labour market informality should continue, including greater enforcement of obligations to pay social security contributions and a gradual move to a smaller number of minimum wages. Eliminating unjustified exemptions from competition would boost productivity growth. Fiscal imbalances remain the major threat to growth and living standards in the medium term. A comprehensive fiscal reform package is needed to bring to a halt the fast rising debt-to-GDP ratio, including measures to increase tax revenues and curb spending, strengthen the budgetary framework with a new, operational fiscal rule and restrict earmarking.SPECIAL FEATURES: FISCAL POLICY; PRODUCTIVITY; INCLUSIVE GROWTH
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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 Economic Survey of Costa Rica

    Over the past decade, Costa Rica has achieved strong socio-economic progress that benefits the lives of its citizens, underpinned by virtually universal healthcare, basic education and access to pensions.

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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Costa Rica: Restore fiscal sustainability and make growth more inclusive

    Costa Rica has made impressive economic and social progress in recent years, with robust economic growth facilitating near-universal access to education, health care and pensions.

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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Economic Survey of Costa Rica 2018

    The latest OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica details the factors behind the strong socio-economic achievements of the past decades as well as the challenges remaining to ensure growth is both sustainable and more inclusive. It projects growth of around 3.7% for the 2018-19 period and lays out an agenda for achieving further transformation and greater convergence with OECD countries.

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  • 13-April-2018

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Costa Rica on 17-18 April 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in San José, Costa Rica, on 17-18 April 2018. He will present the OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica and attend the 2nd Latin American Ministerial Summit on Productivity, where he will present specific work on how to foster productivity in the country.

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