Strengthening Universal Health Insurance in Costa Rica (WB-P148435)

Countries
  • Costa Rica
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Mar 15, 2016
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Borrower
GOVERNMENT OF COSTA RICA
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 420.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 420.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 420.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 21, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 19, 2015


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Project Description

This World Bank project focuses on three priority areas: (1) strengthening the health care delivery model; (2) improving institutional management of the Costa Rican Social Security Administration (CCSS); and (3) optimizing financial management of the public health insurance. According to the Bank, the project will help ensure that the network has greater capacity for prevention, early diagnosis, and control of non communicable diseases such as Zika. To this end, the Bank says the funding will be used to update clinical guidelines and pathways, upgrading equpment, and expanding infrastructure. In addition, the project will build on work on interventions recommended by a panel of independent experts to enhance efficiency, governance, and accountability of the CCSS. Through the support of this Program-for-Results project, the World Bank says that resources will be freed up for the CCSS for capital investments. 

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

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