The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

CR country flag Costa Rica

Key partners

Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers

Ministry of Culture and Youth

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Ministry of Public Works and Transportation

National Council of Roads (CONAVI)

National Institute for Women

Since 2014, UNOPS has supported the government of Costa Rica and other national entities in a variety of projects throughout the country.

With a focus on sustainability, our team implements water and sanitation projects and a diverse range of infrastructure projects including, among others, bridges and road construction.

Through our work, we support our partners in the identification and management of risks; strengthen national and institutional capacity; and systematically apply gender perspectives and human rights in our projects.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Costa Rica

    • Helped create the first digital platform that provides information on water resources. 
    • Revised and optimized overpass designs at the Social Security Roundabout, located in the Metropolitan Area in the province of San José, creating a savings of approximately $9.5 million.
    • Constructed bridges, including the binational bridge connecting Costa Rica and Panama, and a bridge over the Virilla River in Lindora.

  • 99.53%
    People using at least basic drinking water services
    People using at least basic drinking water services (% of population)

    The percentage of people using at least basic water services. This indicator encompasses both people using basic water services as well as those using safely managed water services. Read more.

    Source: (2022)

    Current health expenditure
    Current health expenditure (% of GDP)

    Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.

    Source: (2020)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2021)

  • Flag CR Contact Details

    UNOPS Costa Rica

    Oficentro la Virgen #2, Torre 8, Piso 5

    Pavas, San José

    Costa Rica

    Tel: +506 4081 0040


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