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IOG Supports OECD Governance Initiative in Costa Rica

Author: Michael A. O'Neill

The Institute on Governance was invited to contribute to workshops organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Strengthening Costa Rica’s Centre of Government’s coordination capacity.

The workshop, which took place in San José Costa Rica on February 6th and 7th, 2017 brought together senior officials from Costa Rica’s Presidencia (Ministry of the President), Hacienda (Ministry of the Interior) and MIDEPLAN (Ministry of Planning). The aim of the workshop was to launch a process leading to the development of a strategy to enhance centre of government steering and coordination capacity.

The Institute was invited by the OECD to contribute to the development of Costa Rica’s strategy through sharing information about the principles and practices underlying Canada’s centre of government institutions. One of the main issues addressed by the Institute was Canada’s experience in establishing new government institutions.

Dr. Michael A. O’Neill, Senior Director at the IOG, designed and delivered the presentations and workshops based around the IOG’s work on the Governance Continuum and its application in the context of Costa Rica’s review of centre of government functions.

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