Strengthening of the Presidential Council on Competitiveness, Innovation and Human Talent (IADB-CR-T1136)

  • Costa Rica
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Sep 16, 2016
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Consejo Presidencial de Competitividad, Innovación y Talento Humano
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.28 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 25, 2016

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Project Description
The overall objective is to support the strengthening of the Presidential Council on Competitiveness, Human Talent and Innovation of Costa Rica as an agency for advising, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating public policies on competitiveness and innovation. The specific objectives are: (i) supporting the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the Presidential Council; and (ii) supporting the work of the Working Groups of the Council in order to generate a collaborative and complementary work network between different tables and the TS that make it up, in order to boost Costa Rica's productivity and development.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The development and implementation of the Technical Cooperation program will have a total estimated cost of US $ 275,000, of which up to US $ 200,000 will be financed by the IADB from non-reimbursable funds from the Special Institutional Development Program (SPID) and a sum of US $ 75,000 will be financed in kind and charged to the local counterpart funds. The counterpart funds correspond to the work of two full-time people who will work with the consultants during the two years that the project will last and the accompaniment of the consultant's visits To Costa Rica.
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