COSTA RICA

President (2018 – 2022)
Carlos Alvarado Quesada

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GDP (current US$)

61,846,895,120.78

Percentage of the population employed (% of total employment)

48.50

Homicides rate (per 100,000 people)

11.26

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

147.47

Percentage of the population with internet access (% of population)

80.53

Human development index

0.63

Female gender development index

0.64

Life expectancy at birth total (years)

80.28

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)

1.65

Population total

5,094,114.00

Poverty incidence rate (% of population)

30.00

Overall Average Statistical Capacity Score (scale 0 - 100)

91.11

Fuente: Banco Mundial

Source: Worldbank

Classification

According to the UN, the Latin America and the Caribbean region is classified into four subregions: Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Northern America. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have classified countries’ economies according to income level: high, upper-middle, lower-middle, low.

Geographical subregion

South America

Income level

Medium-high

National Development Plan

Plan nacional de desarrollo e inversión pública

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National Development Plan (NDP)

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Cepei’s analysis of the NDP

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SDG institutionality

Learn about the institutions responsible for implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

Institution in charge of SDG implementation

Consejo de Alto Nivel de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de Costa Rica

Implementation entity

No information

Adoption year

2017

Institution’s creation standard

Decreto Ejecutivo 40203-PLAN-RE-MINAE (reformado parcialmente por el artículo 1° del Decreto Ejecutivo 42127 de 2019

Institutions in charge of SDG implementation

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Functions of SDG institutionality

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SDG Tracker

We simplify the complex. Cepei promotes transparency and access to information on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Latin American and Caribbean countries. This tracker provides information on the positions adopted by the region’s governments on the 17 SDGs.

SDG report hub

Find voluntary national reports, voluntary local reports, parallel reports by civil society, and Cepei’s analysis on the progress of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.

International treaties in Latin America and the Caribbean

Find information on the status of Latin American and Caribbean countries with respect to the main environmental and human rights treaties. Remember that a ratified treaty imposes enforceable obligations.

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