ILAB in Costa Rica

Costa Rica


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Implementing a Culture of Labor Compliance in Costa Rica's Agricultural Export Sector

This project will improve enforcement of minimum wage, hours of work and occupational safety and health laws in the agricultural export sector in Costa Rica. By strengthening legal and administrative mechanisms of enforcement while engaging employers and workers to improve compliance in the workplace, the project will help promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.

$3,100,000 Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) 12/01/2017 12/31/2024

Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor

The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.

$23,945,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 12/09/2016 12/31/2023

Youth Pathways to Leadership, Learning, and Livelihoods in Costa Rica

The project is helping bridge the skills gap in Costa Rica by increasing the number and quality of on-the-job training programs, such as internships and apprenticeships, while ensuring these opportunities are accessible to the youth who need them the most.

$3,750,000 YouthBuild International 09/30/2016 11/30/2022

Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya through Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) National Networks

The Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment Project (GAN) worked directly with employers, workers’ organizations, and governments to help increase the number of apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable youth in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya. The project created and strengthened private sector networks in support of apprenticeship and other types of work-based training, such as internships, in all three countries. It helped employers launch quality work training programs while ensuring these programs were accessible to disadvantaged youth.

$5,000,000 Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) 09/01/2016 07/31/2021

Closing the Child Labor and Forced Labor Evidence Gap: Impact Evaluations

Our impact evaluation projects use rigorous quantitative techniques to evaluate the impact of interventions on reducing child labor, forced labor and human trafficking—part of a broader ILAB effort to build rigorous evidence on what works to secure and protect the rights of children and adults. Such evaluations support our partner governments’ evidence-based policymaking efforts, and also help identify proven strategies to inform ILAB’s future investments in global programs to combat child labor and forced labor.

$4,194,395 IMPAQ International, LLC. 12/15/2014 12/14/2019

Comply and Win Project (Cumple y Gana for Inspection)

$8,837,260 Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) 09/29/2008 09/29/2012

Strengthening the Evidence Base on Child Labor Through Expanded Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Research-Based Global Reports

$5,028,453 International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2008 09/29/2013

Working Together: Labor Rights for All (Todos y Todas Trabajamos: Derechos Laborales Para Todos y Todas)

$8,325,000 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 09/29/2007 09/29/2013

Verification of Compliance with the White Paper Recommendations

$11,610,000 International Labor Organization (ILO) 09/29/2006 09/29/2013

Combating Child Labor Through Education in Central America and the Dominican Republic, (Primero Aprendo)

$5,730,000 Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) 09/29/2004 09/29/2009