Exchanging Experiences, Expanding Opportunities

Good Jobs and Social Services: How Costa Rica Achieved the Elusive Double Incorporation

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00

Few developing countries have succeeded in simultaneously providing good jobs and access to social services for all. Yet Costa Rica has made one of the most successful efforts to secure the double incorporation of job creation and expansion of social services among developing countries.

A well-paid job is the best tool to improve household income and reduce poverty. At the same time, people need rights-based entitlements to protect themselves against risks and contingencies. Accomplishing this double objective is one of the most significant challenges facing developing countries

- How has Costa Rica achieved its unique success? 

- What lessons can other small developing countries learn from Costa Rica? 

In this Seminar Diego Sánchez-Ancochea will discuss his recent book, co-authored with Juliana Martínez Franzoni, on Costa Rica’s historical success and recent challenges in securing the elusive double incorporation. The research was carried out as part of the UNRISD project, Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes. 

Accessing this Event

This event is public and free of charge. However, registration is required for non-UN badge holders to access the UN buildings (note there can be long queues at security). 

The final access to this event is subject to the capacity of the room. We advise arriving early to ensure a seat.

This event will be video and audio recorded. If you would like to notified when the video and the podcast are online, please send an email with “Audio/video notification” in the subject line to odusote@unrisd.org



Speaker: Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, University Lecturer, Political Economy of Latin America, University of Oxford

Organizer :