Americas Educational Programs - Costa Rican Public Policy Program

Costa Rican Public Policy Program

Since its inception, Costa Rica has been a regional outlier in terms of cutting-edge, effective public policies. These policies shaped contemporary Costa Rica as a global leader in areas such as environmental conservation and sustainability, human rights, economics, and democracy. One of the most politically and economically stable countries in Latin America, Costa Rica serves as an excellent case to analyze, not only policies that have been implemented, but the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

The Costa Rican Public Policy Program was developed in response to requests from universities around the world for in-depth programs incorporating contemporary scholarship in light of dramatic changes in the field. The main objective of CPPP is analyzing the development and implementation of public policies, and evaluating the resulting outcomes.