Costa Rica


  • 3-August-2017

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    Education in Costa Rica

    As Costa Rica’s economy has developed in recent decades, the education system that helped propel the country to upper middle-income status now needs reform to respond to rising expectations and changing demands for skills. New challenges are emerging: economic growth has recently slowed, inequality is widening and productivity growth is weak. How can Costa Rica improve both the quality and equity of its education system while also addressing efficiency challenges? This report assesses Costa Rica’s policies and practices against best practice in education from across the OECD and other reference countries in the Latin American region. It analyses its education system’s major strengths and the challenges it faces, from early childhood education and care to tertiary education. It offers recommendations on how Costa Rica can improve quality and equity to ensure strong, sustainable and inclusive growth. This report will be of interest in Costa Rica as well as other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.

  • 1-August-2017

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    Costa Rica: Tax reform is needed to ensure inclusive growth

    Costa Rica has made significant economic and social progress over the last decades. Real GDP per capita continues to increase at rates which outperform many other Latin American and OECD countries. But while living standards and well-being have increased, tax reforms are essential now to ensure the sustainable development of Costa Rica’s economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-August-2017

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    OECD Tax Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2017

    This report is part of a new series of publications entitled OECD Tax Policy Reviews. These country reviews are intended to provide independent, comprehensive and comparative assessments of OECD member and non-member countries’ tax systems from a tax policy perspective as well as concrete recommendations for tax policy reform. By benchmarking countries’ tax systems and identifying tailored tax policy reform options, the ultimate objective of the reviews is to enhance the design of existing tax policies and to support the adoption and implementation of tax policy reforms.

    This first edition provides a comprehensive tax policy assessment of Costa Rica’s current tax system as well as tax policy reform recommendations. The report is divided into five chapters, starting with a general chapter providing an overview of key macroeconomic and tax revenue trends (Chapter 1), followed by an assessment of the main types of taxes of the Costa Rican tax system, including corporate income taxes (Chapter 2), personal income taxes and social security contributions (Chapter 3), the general sales tax (Chapter 4) and environmentally-related taxes (Chapter 5)

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  • 31-July-2017

    Spanish

    Costa Rica se beneficiaría de integrar mejor la migración en sus estrategias de desarrollo nacionales y sectoriales, según el nuevo informe del Centro de Desarrollo de la OCDE - CCP

    El país se beneficiaría de fortalecer su enfoque en todas las instancias de gobierno para hacer de la emigración y la inmigración partes integrales de sus estrategias globales de desarrollo, según lo destaca el nuevo informe del Centro de Desarrollo de la OCDE y el Centro Centroamericano de Estudios de Población La Universidad de Costa Rica titulado “Interacciones entre Políticas Públicas, Migración y Desarrollo (IPPMD) en Costa Rica”.

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  • 31-July-2017

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    Costa Rica stands to benefit from integrating migration further into sectoral and national development strategies, says new joint OECD Development Centre – CCP report

    The country would benefit from strengthening its whole-of-government approach to making emigration as well as immigration an integral parts of its overall development strategies, argues a new report by the OECD Development Centre and the Central American Centre for Population Studies (CCP) at the University of Costa Rica titled “Interrelations between Public Policy, Migration and Development in Costa Rica".

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  • 31-July-2017

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    Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica

    Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Costa Rica is the result of a project carried out by the Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP) at the University of Costa Rica and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjeria (DGME) and with support from the European Union. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education, investment and financial services and social protection and health – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses four dimensions of the migration cycle: emigration, remittances, return and immigration.

    The results of the empirical work confirm that migration contributes to the development of Costa Rica, but the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite the acknowledgement of the links between migration and development in recent legislation and policy,  policy makers in Costa Rica do not sufficiently take migration into account in all respective policy areas. Costa Rica therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda to better integrate migration into development strategies, improve co-ordination mechanisms and strengthen international co-operation, to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.

  • 23-July-2017

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    Costa Rica - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Costa Rica.

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  • 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

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    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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