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The Country Office of Costa Rica supports the government’s efforts to move forward on its social welfare, low-carbon economic development, and environmental resilience goals in alignment with the Bicentennial National Development and Public Investment Plan.

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Country Office

The country strategy with Costa Rica for 2019-2022 will support the policies of the Government of Costa Rica, as reflected in its Bicentennial National Development and Public Investment Plan (2019-2022), to create inclusive, sustainable, and environmentally friendly economic growth through four strategic pillars:

(i) strengthening of public finance, which is the central pillar of this strategy due to its critical importance for the sustainability of growth and the wellbeing of the population, undergirding all advances on the other three pillars;

(ii) development of quality and resilient infrastructure;

(iii) productivity gains and narrowing of production gaps; and

(iv) human capital accumulation for inclusiveness and competitiveness. The government’s commitment to the health and stability of public finance and the goals of the National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050 will be key elements in deepening the Bank’s actions under the pillars of this country strategy.

Francisco Javier Urra Sustainability - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Francisco Javier Urra
Representative
BIDcostarica@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Piso 4, Torre 1 Centro Corporativo El Cedral 300 metros este del Peaje Autopista Próspero Fernández, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Mailing Address: Piso 4, Torre 1 Centro Corporativo El Cedral 300 metros este del Peaje Autopista Próspero Fernández, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

(T) (506) 2588-8700

(F) (506) 2288-7028

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,575,700

Number of votes: 64,819

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
Costa Rica Engages with Multilateral Partners to Launch a Sustainable Project Preparation Facility and Crowd in Climate Investments
DUBAI - The Government of Costa Rica announced today the creation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project Preparation Facility (PPF) to leverage public and private sector resources to develop sustainable and efficient infrastructure projects. This initiative will take place in the context of...
December 02, 2023
Costa Rica to Build National Route 35 to Boost Competitiveness of North Huetar Region
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support Costa Rica with a $335 million program for the construction of National Route 35 to improve traffic conditions between the northern and central areas of the country and boost competitiveness of the North Huetar Region’s productive sectors. The...
November 15, 2023
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

Videos available in Spanish

¿Cuáles son los ejes para una integración regional inteligente, sostenible e inclusiva?
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Integración y gobernanza: ¿cuál será el futuro de América Latina y el Caribe en el 2030?
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¿Qué significa mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe? Desarrollo de impacto con sello BID
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Strategy and Projects

Costa Rica is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Costa Rica appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Costa Rica is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BelizeEl SalvadorGuatemalaHonduras and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB country strategy with Costa Rica
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Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
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Extension of the Transition Period of the Country Strategy with Costa Rica
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
CR-L1154 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Program for strengthening the institutional capacity of the crime prevention system Preparation
CR-T1273 OTHER Action Plan C&D 366,024 Implementation
CR-J0003 EDUCATION Better education and efficiency of educational system in Costa Rica Preparation
CR-T1271 TRADE Accelerating the digital transformation of airports in Costa Rica 500,000 Implementation
CR-L1152 EDUCATION Better education of educational system in Costa Rica. 150,000,000 Preparation
CR-T1262 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Economic and social reintegration of survivors of human trafficking by expanding economic opportunities in the digital era in Costa Rica 333,000 Implementation
CR-T1266 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Fiscal Policy for Climate Change in Costa Rica 590,000 Implementation
CR-T1270 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Support for the Design and Implementation of the Sustainable Agro-landscapes Initiative for Carbon Neutrality in the Agricultural and Forestry Sector in Costa Rica 600,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The country strategy with Costa Rica for 2019-2022 will support the policies of the Government of Costa Rica, as reflected in its Bicentennial National Development and Public Investment Plan (2019-2022), to create inclusive, sustainable, and environmentally friendly economic growth through four strategic pillars:

(i) strengthening of public finance, which is the central pillar of this strategy due to its critical importance for the sustainability of growth and the wellbeing of the population, undergirding all advances on the other three pillars;

(ii) development of quality and resilient infrastructure;

(iii) productivity gains and narrowing of production gaps; and

(iv) human capital accumulation for inclusiveness and competitiveness. The government’s commitment to the health and stability of public finance and the goals of the National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050 will be key elements in deepening the Bank’s actions under the pillars of this country strategy.

Francisco Javier Urra Sustainability - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Francisco Javier Urra
Representative
BIDcostarica@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Piso 4, Torre 1 Centro Corporativo El Cedral 300 metros este del Peaje Autopista Próspero Fernández, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Mailing Address: Piso 4, Torre 1 Centro Corporativo El Cedral 300 metros este del Peaje Autopista Próspero Fernández, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

(T) (506) 2588-8700

(F) (506) 2288-7028

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,575,700

Number of votes: 64,819

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
Costa Rica Engages with Multilateral Partners to Launch a Sustainable Project Preparation Facility and Crowd in Climate Investments
DUBAI - The Government of Costa Rica announced today the creation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project Preparation Facility (PPF) to leverage public and private sector resources to develop sustainable and efficient infrastructure projects. This initiative will take place in the context of...
December 02, 2023
Costa Rica to Build National Route 35 to Boost Competitiveness of North Huetar Region
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support Costa Rica with a $335 million program for the construction of National Route 35 to improve traffic conditions between the northern and central areas of the country and boost competitiveness of the North Huetar Region’s productive sectors. The...
November 15, 2023
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

Videos available in Spanish

¿Cuáles son los ejes para una integración regional inteligente, sostenible e inclusiva?
Learn More
Integración y gobernanza: ¿cuál será el futuro de América Latina y el Caribe en el 2030?
Learn More
¿Qué significa mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe? Desarrollo de impacto con sello BID
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Costa Rica is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Costa Rica appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors.

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Costa Rica is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with BelizeEl SalvadorGuatemalaHonduras and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.   

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IDB country strategy with Costa Rica
Download
hands
Acceptance of Partial Use of Country Procurement Systems
See more
hands
Extension of the Transition Period of the Country Strategy with Costa Rica
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
CR-L1154 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Program for strengthening the institutional capacity of the crime prevention system Preparation
CR-T1273 OTHER Action Plan C&D 366,024 Implementation
CR-J0003 EDUCATION Better education and efficiency of educational system in Costa Rica Preparation
CR-T1271 TRADE Accelerating the digital transformation of airports in Costa Rica 500,000 Implementation
CR-L1152 EDUCATION Better education of educational system in Costa Rica. 150,000,000 Preparation
CR-T1262 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Economic and social reintegration of survivors of human trafficking by expanding economic opportunities in the digital era in Costa Rica 333,000 Implementation
CR-T1266 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Fiscal Policy for Climate Change in Costa Rica 590,000 Implementation
CR-T1270 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Support for the Design and Implementation of the Sustainable Agro-landscapes Initiative for Carbon Neutrality in the Agricultural and Forestry Sector in Costa Rica 600,000 Implementation
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