Costa Rica: State of the Nation 2010

Sixteenth "State of the Nation" report covering Sustainable Human Development.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Sixteenth report announces major findings and follows up on trends identified in areas covered by each of its chapters:

Equity and social integration
-Accumulation of capacity in 2009
-Inequality, poverty and social exclusion
-Management of equity and social integration

Opportunities, stability and economic solvency
-Behaviors between investment, exports and consumption during the crisis
-Informal employment and less skilled labor were the most affected by the crisis
-Commercial Policy-agency coordination problems and little connection with production development policy
-Transition factors favoring reduction of inflation in 2009
-Government Expenditures exceeded levels seen in the last two decades, in contrast to contraction in income

Harmony with nature
-Increasing carbon footprint points to transport as the key challenge
-Groundwater management stands among water challenges
-It will reduce the dependence on agrochemicals
-Marine protection and connectivity: new horizons for conservation
-New evidence of climate change threats identified
-Complex framework to promote land management policies

Strengthening Democracy
-Election 2010 with new electoral rules
-Improve relationships in Congress and legislative efficiency increases
-The social protest and political and economic cycles
-Increased investment with diminishing returns
-Foreign policy: progress in the human development component



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