Productivity Profile of Costa Rica
Central Bank of Costa Rica: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages (2019);
OECD: Economic Surveys Costa Rica (2018, 2016), Costa Rica: boosting productivity to sustain income convergence (2016).
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Enhance the quality and efficiency of the education system
By establishing better educational outcomes as the main policy target, instead of a focus on spending, and develop performance indicators;
- By increasing the share of competitive funding for public universities, based on performance measures such as the labour-market relevance of qualifications and research outcomes;
- By monitoring the results of the dual education pilot programme and considering options for developing vocational educational further, in close conjunction with employers;
By adopting and implementing the bill that reinforces the powers, independence and funding of the competition commission;
- By establishing a one-stop-shop for business registration and licensing. Introduce performance targets;
- By implementing the proposal to institutionalise the Presidential Council on competitiveness, Innovation and Human Talent, unify its three sub-councils and strengthen its technical secretariat;
Address transport infrastructure gaps
By improving co-ordination among the different public-works bodies by clarifying mandates and granting overall control to a single lead agency. Prioritise projects based on cost-benefit analysis.