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Public-Private linkages to promote development of the Huétar Norte Region
When local governments, universities, companies and business associations in a region decide to take concerted action with the goal of enhancing the growth of MSMEs operating in it, the chances of achieving significant results will grow exponentially. Not only that, when these actions incorporate strengthening of local competitive factors, the impact will be even greater, as they help to maximize the development potential of the region itself.

This is the Local Economic Development (LED) approach that the MIF will support in the Huétar Norte Region of Costa Rica; a project that will showcase an emerging center of economic development as an example of what coordinated public-private linkages and actions can accomplish. This macro approach is a result of learning from over 30 projects the MIF has supported in the last 15 years, ranging from the provision of business development services to SMEs, to the promotion of business cluster development.

In Huétar Norte, a region with two strategic sectors ¿food production and tourism- and many of the assets needed to spark development, but that also faces obstacles such as low level of industrialization, lack of a clearly defined business strategies and inadequate treatment of agricultural and industrial waste, the project will focus on strengthening public-private linkages to improve those territorial assets, and include over 500 MSMEs in the value chains by innovating their processes, products and services. The use of bio-controllers and traceability in agriculture and the reduction of the carbon footprint in tourism are just some examples of the project¿s featured activities. The Development Association of the Huétar Norte will be the MIF partner to carry out this ambitious initiative.

Over the next four years, the project will generate practical knowledge and tools on how to effectively build a territorial governance mechanism among public-private stakeholders, how to strengthen partnerships and production linkages among MSMEs, and how to implement innovative and economically viable alternative for reuse and treatment of agricultural waste, critical for the environmental sustainability of the region.

The potential for an impact beyond Huétar Norte Region looks quite promising as well. This experience will provide tangible and measurable results on how to carry out local economic development in a country like Costa Rica, thereby enriching policy dialogue with the Costa Rican local and central government officials, and with other countries in the region. The results can influence the development of MSME policies to incorporate a local productive perspective, and take into consideration requirements outside the capital city, to create policies and programs built on a common understanding of needs, limitations, assets and opportunities.

Project Detail

Country

Costa Rica

Project Number

CR-M1017

Approval Date

August 4, 2011

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Subsector

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code

MIF

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 1,417,400.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 422,400.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 995,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-12857-CR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-12857-CR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) -
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-314
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [40690981].PDF
Oct. 03, 2016
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-298
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [40222569].PDF
Apr. 04, 2016
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-278
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-12857-CR [39867312].PDF
Sep. 22, 2015
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-277
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [39820985].PDF
Aug. 28, 2015
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-268
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [39491063].PDF
Mar. 18, 2015
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-266
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [39374764].PDF
Feb. 03, 2015
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-258
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-12857-CR [39053205].PDF
Sep. 15, 2014
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-251
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [38719787].PDF
Apr. 04, 2014
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-216
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [38047613].PDF
Sep. 10, 2013
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-217
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [38047621].PDF
Sep. 10, 2013
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-185
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [37576164].PDF
Mar. 08, 2013
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-131
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-12857-CR [37069923].PDF
Sep. 04, 2012
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-130
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones_ Articulación Público - Privada para el desarrollo sostenible y competitividad de la regi [37061424].DOCX
Aug. 24, 2012
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1615680485-204
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones 2012 [37038879].DOCX
Aug. 24, 2012
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-106
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [36581547].PDF
Aug. 24, 2012
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1983553961-31567
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Public-Private Linkages for the Sustainable and Competitive Development of the Huetar Norte Region Development o [36253003].PDF
Jul. 30, 2014
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1983553961-31568
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Articulación Público Privada para el Desarrollo Sostenible y Competitivo de la Región Huétar Norte [36253034].PDF
Jul. 30, 2014
Spanish
Closed Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-306
Final Evaluation Report
Informe Evaluación Final [40261502].PDF
May. 09, 2016
Spanish
Other Documents
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-829291133-257
MIF Project Product
Hoja de Proyecto [39044434].PDF
Nov. 13, 2014
Spanish

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