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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Costa Rica (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120851 NOV 01, 2017

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Costa Rica - Earthquakes and hurricanes risk profile (English)

The earthquake risk in Costa Rica is more significant than the hurricane risk. Annual average loss (AAL) from earthquakes is United States (U.S.) 407.5 million dollars (0.82 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and from hurricanes is U.S. 0.25 million dollars (0.001 percent of GDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 114857 JAN 01, 2017

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Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Costa Rica (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Costa Rica. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109827 OCT 25, 2016

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Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)

The majority of firms in developing countries are informal, and encouraging them to register with the tax authority has proven challenging and costly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7850 OCT 05, 2016

Brockmeyer,Anne; Hernandez,Marco; Kettle,Stewart; Smith,Spencer Douglas Disclosed

Costa Rica - Higher Education Project (English)

The government is facing fiscal challenges in the implementation of an ambitious public investment program. The uncontrolled proliferation of private universities has raised concerns about the qualifications of graduates. ... See More +

Brief 119948 AUG 25, 2016

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Managing catastrophe risk in Costa Rica (English)

Costa Rica is a small, middle-income country with substantial exposure to natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Brief 81173 AUG 25, 2016

Navarro-Martin,Miguel Disclosed

FY16 Costa Rica country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Costa Rica assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Costa Rica perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 108624 JUN 01, 2016

Felzer,Sharon; Cameron,Jessica A.; Markova,Svetlana; Guo,Jing; Woods,Calita Disclosed

Taxation, information, and withholding : evidence from Costa Rica (English)

This paper studies tax withholding on business sales, a widely used compliance mechanism which is ignored by public finance theory. A withholding scheme, whereby the payer in a transaction collects tax from the payee, is introduced in a standard evasion model with third-party reporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7600 MAR 14, 2016

Brockmeyer,Anne; Hernandez,Marco Disclosed

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: lessons from Costa Rica (Omar Dengo Foundation) (English)

Since its creation over 25 years ago, the Omar Dengo Foundation (ODF) has played a critical role in developments related to use of educational technologies in schools in Costa Rica. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 113106 JAN 01, 2016

Jimenez Iglesias,Carla Disclosed

Costa Rica - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)

Costa Rica’s performance in program for international student assessment (PISA) has deteriorated in 2015 in mathematics, reading, and science. The worsening in PISA scores is mainly driven by the transition of about 8 percent of the students from the basic to the below basic proficiency in science and reading. ... See More +

Brief 112867 DEC 01, 2015

Disclosed

Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries (English)

The last few years have seen a growing commitment worldwide to universal health coverage (UHC). Yet there is a lack of clarity on how to measure progress towards UHC. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7470 NOV 03, 2015

Wagstaff,Adam; Cotlear,Daniel; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Buisman,Leander Robert Disclosed

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Costa Rica (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Costa Rica. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100688 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

Country data report for Costa Rica, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Costa Rica. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105435 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)

This report provides a status update on the human resources for health (HRH) sub-system in six Latin American and Caribbean countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay. ... See More +

Publication 97475 JUN 04, 2015

Carpio,Carmen; Santiago Bench,Natalia Disclosed

A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (English)

This paper presents the design a set of three simple and replicable behavioral interventions, which use stickers that can be added to water bills at low cost, and test their impact on water consumption in Belen, Costa Rica, using a randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7283 JUN 02, 2015

Datta,Saugato; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Zoratto,Laura De Castro; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Darlingm,Matthew; Lorenzana,Karina Josephine Orduna Disclosed

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Costa Rica (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Costa Rica. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91981 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Costa Rica - The World Bank Group country survey FY 2014 : report of findings (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Costa Rica assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Costa Rica perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 96109 JUL 01, 2014

Felzer,Sharon; Guo,Jing; Cameron,Jessica A.; Markova,Svetlana Disclosed

Costa Rica - Health financing profile (English)

Costa Rica is among the top performers in health outcomes in the Latin America region with life expectancy, fertility rates and infant mortality rates comparable to higher income Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) nations.1 Significant historical investment in clean water and sanitation (97% of Costa Rican households have potable water piped in and 95 percent have what is considered the highest level of sanitation facilities) together with fairly comprehensive primary health care coverage has contributed greatly to these positive health outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 88347 JAN 01, 2014

Class, Deena; Cavagnero, Eleonora; Ferl, Katharina; Rajkumar, Sunil Disclosed

Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector (English)

Costa Rica is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the World due to the tectonic interaction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates. Earthquakes, and other natural hazards, place major stress on the country’s population, infrastructure and economy, and often result in the disruption of basic services. ... See More +

Brief 82614 NOV 01, 2013

Spanish Disclosed

Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector : Evaluación del riesgo sísmico en Costa Rica : Fortalecimiento de capacidades en el sector de agua y saneamiento (Spanish)

Costa Rica is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the World due to the tectonic interaction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates. Earthquakes, and other natural hazards, place major stress on the country’s population, infrastructure and economy, and often result in the disruption of basic services. ... See More +

Brief 82614 NOV 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Costa Rica (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120851 Working Paper
Costa Rica - Earthquakes and hurricanes risk profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114857 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109827 Working Paper
Casting the tax net wider : experimental evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7850 Policy Research Working Paper
Costa Rica - Higher Education Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119948 Brief
Managing catastrophe risk in Costa Rica (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 81173 Brief
FY16 Costa Rica country opinion survey report (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 108624 Working Paper
Taxation, information, and withholding : evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7600 Policy Research Working Paper
Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: lessons from Costa Rica (Omar Dengo Foundation) (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 113106 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Costa Rica - Program for International Student Assessment 2015 (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 112867 Brief
Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 WPS7470 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100688 Working Paper
Country data report for Costa Rica, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105435 Working Paper
The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97475 Publication
A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7283 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Costa Rica (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91981 Working Paper
Costa Rica - The World Bank Group country survey FY 2014 : report of findings (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 96109 Working Paper
Costa Rica - Health financing profile (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88347 Brief
Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82614 Brief Spanish
Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector : Evaluación del riesgo sísmico en Costa Rica : Fortalecimiento de capacidades en el sector de agua y saneamiento (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2013 82614 Brief English