Costa Rica


  • 3-August-2016

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    A bird-eye view of Costa Rica's transport infrastructure

    Costa Rica's transport infrastructure sector has long suffered from insufficient and ineffective investment and maintenance spending, resulting in a congested and poor-quality transport network.

  • 27-July-2016

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    Costa Rica: boosting productivity to sustain income convergence

    Boosting national productivity to sustain the convergence process towards OECD countries living standards will hinge on creating the right conditions for domestic firms to thrive and become more innovative and productive, while maintaining the long-standing commitment to open international markets and investment.

  • 19-July-2016

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    Tackling the three main challenges in Costa Rica: fiscal reform, reverting the slowdown in productivity and reducing inequality

    Costa Rica’s economic, social and environmental achievements are impressive. It has succeeded in combining rising living standards, virtually universal health care, pension and primary education systems with sustainable use of natural resources.

  • 26-May-2016

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    Making growth more inclusive in Costa Rica

    In the past 30 years Costa Rica has grown steadily and social indicators have improved markedly. Well-being indicators are comparable or even above the OECD average in several dimensions, such as health, environment or life-satisfaction. This paper reviews the social progress that Costa Rica has achieved and identifies reducing inequality and poverty as the main challenges.

  • 23-May-2016

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    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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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Strengthening Integration into Global Value Chains

    Boosting the productivity and competitiveness of the economy would help Costa Rica to progress further and take full advantage of its integration into GVCs. Improving the competitiveness of services sectors is particularly pertinent.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Improving Institutional Arrangements for Better Service Delivery

    Fragmentation is putting pressure on the effectiveness of the country’s governance mechanisms and service delivery capacity, further aggravated by limited steering and coordination capacity.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Towards a More Inclusive Society in Costa Rica

    Income inequality in Costa Rica is high by international standards and, in contrast with most other Latin American countries, it has increased in recent years.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Modernising Costa Rica's Competition Law

    Improving competition law and policy in Costa Rica should be a primary objective of the government. Such reforms could yield substantial economic and social benefits, through higher productivity, lower prices to consumers and better quality products and services.

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  • 15-February-2016

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Costa Rica 2016 - Economic Assessment

    This 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. The special chapters cover: Inclusive growth and Productivity.

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