Strengthening Costa Rica´s SDG Financing Architecture Through Resource Alignment with National Goals and Improved Education Sector Public Spending
The Joint Programme is geared towards generating structural changes in the way the public sector plans, finances and accounts for results regarding the national priorities that are aligned to the 2030 Agenda and the principle of leaving no one behind. Clearly, these changes will not depend entirely on the JP and will require a longer timeframe, however, there are technical capacity gaps in the public sector that the programme can address in a manner that accelerates progress towards those structural changes. With the implementaton, the country's SDG financing architecture will be able to mobilize more financial resources in the medium term and increase the ability to produce the required results for the 2030 Agenda with available resources.
Through a 2 pillar approach, the programme intends to strengthen SDG financing architecture at the national, sectoral and ecosystem levels. It will develop an integrated financing strategy to mobilize and align multiple sources of capital and planning processes with national development priorities and the 2030 Agenda, while focusing specifically on the education sector to improve its public spending efficiency through the implementation of a gender-responsive, socially inclusive and results-based budget and framework. At the ecosystem level, the JP will convene key stakeholders in the private, social and financial domains to identify concrete opportunities for strengthened cross-sectoral collaboration in joint financing and operational mechanisms, complemented by capacity building and dialogue strengthening processes.
UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA
Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy