Costa Rica

OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica launches Monday 15 February 2016


8/02/16-The OECD Economic Assessment of Costa Rica, to be published on Monday 15 February, discusses the country’s recent performance, which has brought about strong growth, rising living standards and the sustainable use of natural resources. The Assessment analyses the current challenges Costa Rica is facing and looks at how policy and institutional reforms can contribute to stronger and more inclusive growth in the future.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Assessment on 15 February in San Jose with President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís during a press conference starting at 15:00 local time (21:00 GMT) at the Salón Augusto El Grande, Hotel Holiday Inn Aurola (Calle 5, San José, Costa Rica).  Mr Gurria and Mr  Solís will also discuss the process for Costa Rica’s accession to the  OECD, which was launched formally in July 2015.


The Assessment will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 21:00 GMT for immediate release.


An Overview of the Economic Assessment, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


For further information on the Survey launch, contact Ana Jiménez in the Ministry of Trade press office (+506 2505 4026).


For further information on the Economic Assessment, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Assessment of Costa Rica, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

The Assessment will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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