OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2013

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OECD's comprehensive review of investment policy in Costa Rica.  After an overview of the country, the review examines investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation as well as infrastructure in Costa Rica.



Costa Rica's policy framework for investment

This chapter examines Costa Rica’s investment policy in light of the OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI). The PFI was developed within the OECD by the representatives of nearly 60 countries, and poses a list of key questions that should be examined by governments seeking to create a favourable investment climate. The objective of the PFI is to mobilise private investment in support of stable economic growth and sustainable development, contributing in this way to the prosperity of countries and their citizens and to combating poverty. The PFI is not prescriptive. It is a flexible instrument that allows countries to evaluate their progress and identify priorities for action in various policy areas.The chapter puts emphasis on the country’s investment policy and investment promotion and facilitation, and addresses less extensively other aspects of the PFI (trade policy, competition policy, human resource development, infrastructure development, financial sector development, and public governance and anti-corruption). Some related areas are also discussed in on Costa Rica’s adherence to the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, in particular the policies promoting responsible business conduct.


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