Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation


OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Costa Rica 2017

Costa Rica’s successful economic performance and social achievements realised over the last three decades are widely acknowledged. GDP per capita has steadily increased at higher rates than in most Latin American countries as the economy has evolved along its development path from a rural and agriculture-based to a more diversified economy integrated in global value chains. But Costa Rica faces challenges and must enhance and broaden the basis for productivity growth by strengthening its innovation system and enhancing the role of science, technology and innovation in addressing its national development goals.

Published on April 20, 2017

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Overall assessment and recommendations
Macroeconomic trends and framework conditions for innovation in Costa Rica
Innovation performance in Costa Rica
Innovation actors in Costa Rica
Innovation policy and governance in Costa Rica
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