Education Sector and Poverty in Costa Rica

Sanigest InternacionalEducation Sector and Poverty in Costa Rica

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Economists first analyzed the education system from a public and private perspective and reviewed reform policy outcomes and pending areas of improvement. In addition, economists executed a performance evaluation of key indicators, including a gap analysis of the main education outcomes by gender, region, socioeconomic status, and type of institution, along with a public expenditure dynamics evaluation and a benefit-incidence analysis. Furthermore, Sanigest experts conducted a study of the Millennium Development Goals relevant to education to evaluate fulfillment expectations and estimate the expected impact of the World Bank loan “Relanzamiento de la Educacion” in the Costa Rican rural education sector. Moreover, Sanigest’s demographer evaluated the impact of population dynamics and increasing migration with regard to the costs and enrollment in the education system. Last but not least, Sanigest identified the key challenges of the education sector as a means to reduce poverty and inequality and at the same time elaborated an agenda of public options to improve the Costa Rican education system.

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2005 - 2006


Consulting Services, Education, Poverty Alleviation


Costa Rica


Latin America & Carribean