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Costa Rica study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Costa Rica – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos, y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Costa Rica)

This study shows how Costa Rica, like other Latin American countries, has suffered different impacts over time resulting from the implementation of economic policies and external shocks. In recent years, specifically between 1990 and 2008, the economic process has been characterized by an increase in the external opening, with market liberalization.

Service line: Policy coherence
Category: Social Protection Systems
Created by: Development Policy and Analysis Division
Type: Knowledge Product
Format: Case study
Language(s): Spanish
Location: http://www.eclac.org/publicaciones/xml/7/41747/2010-040-Costa_Rica-W3.pdf
Publication: 2010
Target audience: Policy makers, Governments
Availability: Web accessible/downloadable