Social Dialogue to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: country brief COSTA RICA

In Costa Rica, the government, employers and workers’ organisations agreed on developing a strategy to implement the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Recommendation 204 on the transition from the informal to the formal economy. The objective is to reduce the percentage of workers in the informal economy from current 45 per cent to 32 per cent by 2025. Moreover, thanks to previous initiatives in this area, the number of Costa Ricans who were covered by social security rose from 48 per cent in year 2000 to 62 per cent in 2015.