The Costa Rican government presented the National Development and Public Investment Plan (PNDIP) 2023-2026. The activity was held at the F5 auditorium of the Fire Department in Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m.
The national goals focus on economic growth, public debt, unemployment, poverty, inequality, citizen security, and decarbonization.
According to the government, this is “an instrument representing the main roadmap for the country’s progress.”
The activity was attended by government and municipality representatives, the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, international cooperation agencies, social and business sectors, and national and international press.
As the current administration explained, the National Development and Public Investment Plan is the concretion of the democratic promise made to Costa Ricans in the last elections. It contains the public policies that will translate into plans, programs, and projects to be developed by the public sector in the short and mid-term.
“This Plan calls us to cleanse the state apparatus of the corruption that, shamefully, slows down the country’s development. May the civil service regain the pride of transparent management exercised with ethics and at the service of the citizens!” said President Rodrigo Chaves Robles.
It was built considering the inputs from 13 strategic sectors that are key for national development. For months, these sectors established the country’s priorities for the 2023-2026 period, which the Presidential Councils and President Rodrigo Chaves Robles subsequently validated.
“The Plan is based on two cross-cutting pillars: an aggressive ‘Integrity Strategy,’ which seeks to address the root causes of this scourge in public service by applying the best standards and recommendations of the OECD; and ‘Open State’ as a commitment to transparency and access to public information,” explained the Costa Rican government.
In addition, the government’s medium- and long-term vision is linked to various international commitments such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“The Plan is subject to biannual monitoring and annual evaluation by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (MIDEPLAN), and a series of specific interventions will also be conducted throughout the government’s term,” pointed out Marlon Navarro Álvarez.
During the presentation, the current administration also explained that the plan considers gender equality, and “public goals and interventions are disaggregated according to the necessities of each of our country’s regions.”