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Two years after the first case, the Government of Costa Rica pays tribute to personnel involved in managing the pandemic

May 11 2022
Mauren esquivel
  • President Carlos Alvarado thanks INCAE for its collaboration as a member of the Situation Analysis Room during these two years of the pandemic

Jaime García and Ronald Arce, Researchers of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS/INCAE), were recognized by the then President of the Republic Carlos Alvarado for their hard work as members of the Center's National Situation Analysis Room. of Emergency Operations (COE) during these two years of pandemic.

Jaime and Ronald worked from the National Situation Room together with a multidisciplinary team to weekly assess the health and social dynamics of the pandemic; in order to recommend actions, based on data and evidence to the Emergency Operations Center. This multidisciplinary team is made up of the Ministry of Health, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, the National Emergency Commission, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy, the Ministry of Economy, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Joint Institute for Aid Social, and the INCAE Business School. For two years, the INCAE Business School team generated data and analysis that they presented weekly to the President of the Republic.

This event was held on March 6 at the Children's Museum and was attended by President Carlos Alvarado, the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, the heads of the portfolios involved in the management and care of the pandemic, representatives of the Corps of Emergency, as well as the members of the National Situation Analysis Room.

President Alvarado took advantage of the presence of the meeting, to thank the work carried out by each person who makes up the Chamber, who for more than two years have helped manage the pandemic in a systematic way, basing decision-making on data and statistics, in addition to to generate a balance between health and economy.

See the note from the Presidential House March 7