Guiding Costa Rica towards development by 2050

by ASOCIACION ESTRATEGIA SIGLO XXI PARA EL DESARROLLO DEL CONOCIMIENTO Y LA INNOVACION
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Summary

Association Strategy XXI Century designs a roadmap with the goal of advancing Costa Rica (C.R.) towards the level of a developed country by 2050. We facilitate a variety of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) proyects that foster the production of groundbreaking knowledge. In order to dynamically assess/adapt to the specific needs of C.R, we monitor and analize indeces on the status of these areas, stimulate engagement between key players and champion concrete actions that generate change.
$15,000.00
total goal
$4,784.00
remaining
58
donors
1
monthly donor
1
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Challenge

Despite evidence about the big potential of existing ST&I in C.R., the education gap across the population, in addition to the low national investment in ST&I activities (less than 5%, relative to its GDP) represent some of the main hurdles in advancing towards development. Existing ST&I initiatives have largely emerged independently from each other and been overlooked in the gross context of policy making. We provide a conduit to enable change through tools that have a concrete impact.

Solution

We monitor the status of national development in STI and generate opportunities to divulge this knowledge. We design a large-scale blueprint (Half-Century Plan) based on those scientifically measured indicators, to enable better informed and more dynamic decision-making by the leaders of C.R. in the areas of ST&I. We support educational projects that engage youth with the SC&I fields, for example the yearly participation of 2 Costarican high-school students at FISEs International Space School.

Long-Term Impact

Results from this work will be reflected in the transformation of C.R. into a developed country. We believe that a society makes better public policy decisions when guided by ST&I and will be best equipped to face the challenges of the future. Thus we provide a diversity of tools (projects, forums, metrics) that shape a cohesive and interdisciplinary critical mass of citizens, from students to governing leaders, to be informed and involved in high-level, world-class ST&I so they can lead change.

Resources

http:/​/​estrategia.cr
Estrategia Siglo XXI
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Estrategia Siglo XXI
San Jose, Costa Rica
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