Costa Rica


  • 31-May-2017

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    Costa Rica to join the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Costa Rica has taken an important step on the road to OECD membership by completing the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Costa Rica will become the 43rd Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 23rd July 2017, 60 days after the deposit of its instrument of accession.

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  • 31-May-2017

    Spanish

    Costa Rica se adhiere a la Convención Anticohecho de la OCDE

    Al completar el proceso que le convierte en miembro de la Convención Anticohecho de la OCDE, Costa Rica ha dado un importante paso hacia su adhesión a la OCDE.

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  • 31-May-2017

    Spanish

    Costa Rica se adhiere a la Convención Anticohecho de la OCDE

    Al completar el proceso que le convierte en miembro de la Convención Anticohecho de la OCDE, Costa Rica ha dado un importante paso hacia su adhesión a la OCDE.

  • 22-May-2017

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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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  • 2-May-2017

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    Does everybody enjoy Pura Vida? Decomposing income inequality in Costa Rica

    Despite strong economic growth, Costa Rica’s income inequality has increased in the past decade, in stark contrast with other Latin American countries.

  • 20-April-2017

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    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.

  • 3-April-2017

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    Agricultural Policies in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica’s strong agricultural sector is underpinned by the country’s political stability, robust economic growth and high levels of human development.  The sector has achieved significant export success, yet raising productivity and staying competitive in world markets will require efforts to address bottlenecks in infrastructure, innovation and access to financial services.  Maximising Costa Rica’s comparative advantage in higher-value niche products will depend upon more efficient services to agriculture, including better implementation of programmes, improved co-ordination among institutions, and reduced bureaucracy. While overall protection for agriculture is relatively low compared to OECD countries, it is nonetheless highly distorting to production and trade. Managing the transition to scheduled liberalisation presents an opportunity to reform costly policies, and to implement an alternative policy package with new investments in innovation, productivity and diversification, supported by transition assistance where needed. Costa Rican agriculture’s vulnerability to extreme weather events is expected to worsen with climate change, and even while the country is among global leaders in environmental protection, sustainable development and climate change mitigation, further adaptation efforts will be necessary.

  • 3-April-2017

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    Agricultural policy reforms would boost Costa Rican farm sector performance

    Costa Rica should increase agricultural productivity and take new steps to promote competitiveness to ensure that the farm sector continues to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Costa Rica

    Country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Costa Rica

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  • 7-March-2017

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    Deconstructing income inequality in Costa Rica: an income source decomposition approach

    Despite an improvement in overall macroeconomic performance in Costa Rica, income inequality has risen and is currently at its maximum historical value.

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