Institutional and Operational Strengthening of the Transportation Sector Portfolio in Costa Rica (IADB-CR-T1265)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Costa Rica
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.20 million
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Updated in EWS Apr 21, 2023

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Project Description
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The objective of this technical cooperation is to support and promote the iterative process of strengthening the capacities of entities in the transport sector, mainly the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica and its affiliated entities in the management and execution of the portfolio that it has with the Bank, providing it with the support and development of the necessary studies to strengthen projects in technical aspects, transparency, socio-environmental, gender inclusion and people with disabilities, sustainability and digital transformation and innovation.

In order to fulfill this objective, it is proposed to provide: (i) reinforcement of management tools, thus contributing to increasing the effectiveness of projects and the effective achievement of results; (ii) specialized technical support that allows institutional strengthening to carry out efficient management and supervision of projects using, for example, technological, analytical, dialogue solutions between multiple actors and knowledge that, taking advantage of the continuous generation of sector data, promote compliance with the Bank policies and social and environmental safeguards, (iii) advice on the effective promotion and broad dissemination of sectoral actions to promote best practices in terms of equality and inclusion, and (iv) further promotion of a sustainability agenda that promulgate for the maintenance of assets and continuous training (v) knowledge and effective practices for the promotion of competition, transparency and effective communication.

Currently, the Bank's investments in the transportation portfolio in Costa Rica represent 50.4% of the total active portfolio and 64% of the active investment portfolio. This distribution reflects not only geographical representation, the relevance of this agenda for the country, but also continuously demands better governance schemes and management mechanisms focused on effectiveness, efficiency, effective communication, integrity and sustainability .

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