Costa Rica

OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica launches Tuesday 17 April 2018


11/04/2018 - The latest OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica, to be published on Tuesday 17 April, analyses the factors behind the country’s impressive economic and social progress, as well as the challenges remaining to making growth more robust and more inclusive. Special chapters in the Survey discuss strategies for restoring fiscal sustainability and structural reforms to boost productivity and ensure that the benefits of future growth are shared by all.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:30 GMT (16:30 CET) on Tuesday 17 April for immediate release.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey in San José during a press conference with Costa Rica’s Minister for Foreign Trade Alexander Mora and Eduardo Prado, General Manager of the Banco Central de Costa Rica, startingat 08:30 local time, at the Hotel Intercontinental Escazú (In Front Of Multiplaza, San José, 1001).


During his visit to San José, Costa Rica, Mr Gurría will also participate in the opening panel of the 2nd Ministerial Summit on Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean, on Wednesday 18 April, from 09:00 local time (Hotel Intercontinental Escazú). He will join Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Jorge Familiar, vice president of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, for introductory discussions on strategies for boosting today’s slow and diverging productivity growth across the region, which will be an essential element in laying solid foundations for more sustainable and more inclusive economic growth. A press conference will follow the opening session, starting at 10:00 local time.


An Overview of the Economic Survey, 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 press conference or the Ministerial Summit on Productivity, journalists should contact Ana Isabel Jiménez, press officer at the Ministry of Foreign Trade (+506 883 34571).


For further information on the Economic Survey of Costa Rica, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office in Paris (+33 1 4524 9700), or Carolina Ziehl (+52 559 138 6235), in the OECD Mexico Centre.


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

The Survey 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 should be sent to


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