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Software Industry Dev. Support
This nonreimbursable technical cooperation seeks to improve the competitiveness of Costa Rica's software industry. The three program components are: a) education, to strengthen the labor supply to the industry be redefining curricula, providing appropriate training for education personnel, and designing and adapting modern training techniques; b) quality, to introduce quality management systems and strengthen the domestic market for training, technical assistance, and auditing of quality control systems; andc) providing the Chamber of Information Processing Applications (CAPROSOFT) with the tools to become a leadership institution. The education component funds five main activities: a) a study of the industry's changing human resource needs and the existing and potential supply of professional and technical education; b) a curriculum review to overcome shortcomings detected during the first activity and modernization of school programs (technical schools, para-university, graduate, and post-graduate) by drawing upon examples of best practice; c) development and implementation of a program for training trainers, especially in the area of technical training; d) design and supply of systems for implementing new teaching methods; and e) increasing women's participation in the sector by designing and introducing gender equity promotion programs for female information technology students. The quality component funds three activities: a) a training program for providers of advisory and quality control training services to the software industry; b) a program for the transfer of technology that introduces quality standards in software firms; and c) the fostering of a "quality culture" by creating a Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) association in Costa Rica, associated with the worldwide SPIN network, to promote quality in software production. The CAPROSOFT component funds five activities: a) development of alliances among the major players in the sector, with equitable representation for firms of all sizes in the forging of a leadership capability; b) formulating a strategic plan to strengthen CAPROSOFT institutionally; c) institutional strengthening of firms in the industry through management training for individual firms; d) a technology publicity and dissemination program; and e) promoting the production of quality software, through process and product certification

Project Detail

Country

Costa Rica

Project Number

TC9811234

Approval Date

June 2, 1999

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Subsector

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Lending Instrument

Multilateral Investment Fund Instrument

Lending Instrument Code

MIF

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 2,500,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 1,000,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 1,500,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/MH-6538-CR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Human Resource Facility Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/MH-6538-CR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Human Resource Facility
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-3847
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
PPMR for MIF project TC9811234 - ATN_MH-6538-CR July, 2000 [1782910].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-3848
Project Performance Monitoring Reports
PPMR for MIF project TC9811234 - ATN_MH-6538-CR June, 2001 [1782911].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-5
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [676984].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Other
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-4
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones [656278].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Other
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-8883
Donors Memorandum
Programa de apoyo a la competitividad del sector _software_ [447910].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-8882
Donors Memorandum
Software Sector Competitiveness Support Program [447908].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
English
Closed Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-2
Project Completion Report
PCR - ATN_MH-6538-CR (TC9811234) Programa de Apoyo a la Competitividad Sector Software_ [516525].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-545
Final Evaluation Report
Apoyo al Sector de Software de Costa Rica - Informe Final del Ejecutor MIF_AT-256 [565110].DOC
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-542
Final Evaluation Report
Apoyo a la competitividad del sector software de Costa Rica - Eval_ Final MIF_AT-256 [564092].DOC
Jul. 14, 2005
Spanish
Other Documents
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-4052
Evaluation
Evaluation report for MIF project TC9811234 - ATN_MH-6538-CR [1797940].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-16338
MIF Project Product
Perfiles Ocupacionales y Profesionales en tecnologías de información [35468442].ZIP
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-16339
MIF Project Product
Opciones para el futuro (género) [35469217].AVI
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-11440
MIF Project Product
Opciones para el futuro [35469630].DOCX
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-11439
MIF Project Product
Memoria Seminario de inducción para la acreditación [35468453].ZIP
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-16337
MIF Project Product
Materiales Seminario_ Estudio de Fortalecimiento de los Centros de Enseñanza y la Actualización Curricular [35468424].ZIP
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-11461
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CR IN S 99002_14 [401091].JPG
Dec. 31, 1999
Other
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1807267615-11462
N/A
CR IN S 99003_13 [401095].JPG
Dec. 31, 1999
Other

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