ILAB in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Projects

Title Amount Grantee Start Sort ascending End

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.

$2,000,000 Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUNPADEM) 12/01/2017 11/30/2021

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. The project is supporting improvements in the legal and policy framework surrounding youth training, raising awareness about the benefits of work-based training, documenting and disseminating good apprenticeship practices in Costa Rica, and helping both public and private-sector youth training programs to increase their effectiveness.

$3,000,000 YouthBuild International 09/30/2016 09/30/2020

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 is working 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 will create and strengthen private sector networks in support of apprenticeship and other types of work-based training, such as internships, in all three countries, helping employers launch quality work training programs while ensuring these programs are accessible to disadvantaged youth.

$2,900,000 Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) 09/01/2016 12/31/2019

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 12/15/2014 12/14/2019

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

$5,028,453 International Labor Organization's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) 09/29/2008 09/29/2013

Comply and Win Project (Cumple y Gana for Inspection)

$8,837,260 Funpadem 09/29/2008 09/29/2012

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

Stop the Exploitation: Contribution to the Prevention and Elimination of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

$3,795,285 International Labor Organization's International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO-IPEC) 09/29/2002 09/29/2006