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Open Government in Costa Rica

In series:OECD Public Governance Reviewsview more titles

Published on December 16, 2016

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Costa Rica is one of the first countries to involve the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state in the design and implementation of its national open government agenda. The OECD Open Government Review of Costa Rica supports the country in its efforts to build a more transparent, participatory, and accountable government as an essential element of its democracy. This review provides an overview of the current national institutions, legal framework, policies and initiatives that underpin the implementation of open government principles, with a focus on policy co-ordination, citizen participation, and open government policies at the local level. It includes a detailed and actionable set of recommendations to help the country achieve its goal of creating an open state.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Country profile: Costa Rica
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The context and drivers of an open state in Costa Rica
The legal and institutional enabling environment for open government in Costa Rica: Towards an open state
Open government leadership and co-ordination from the Centre of Government in Costa Rica
A focus on citizen participation in Costa Rica: From information and consultation to active involvement
Open government at the local level in Costa Rica
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