Costa Rica: National Development Plan 2011-2014

The government agenda is based on four areas: social welfare, public safety and social peace, environment and land management, competitiveness and innovation.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


The plan presented by President Laura Chinchilla and the Minister of Planning, Laura Alfaro, proposed 11 major objectives, which included reducing unemployment from 7.8% in 2009, at a rate of 6% by 2014.

Other objectives on the document are the growth in national production between 5 and 6% during the period and to increase competitiveness by winning at least three positions in the World Bank´s Global Competitiveness Index.

Regarding public safety, one of the main concerns to the population, the objective is to reduce violence and crime while improving safety perception and security image among citizens.

View full text of the National Development Plan 2011-2014 of the Government of Costa Rica.

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