First Fiscal and Decarbonization Management DPL (WB-P171912)

  • 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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 26, 2020
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Ministry of Finance
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 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)
$ 250.00 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 Jan 31, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 2, 2019

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Project Description

According to the Bank's document, this project aims to strengthen Costa Rica's implementation of fiscal and low-carbon development strategies by: (i) adopting reforms to improve fiscal sustainability; and (ii) implementing priority climate actions. The goals of this project are: (1) increase Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues as a share of total tax revenue; (2) increase revenue from direct taxes; (3) increase nominal growth rate of public wage bill; (4) increasing maturity of government debt; (5) update three environmental sectoral policies; and (6) evaluation of the policies on certain products. 

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information


Ministry of Finance: Melvin Quiros-Romero General Director, Debt Department

Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Finance: Leticia Chavez-Barboza Coordinator 


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