Task Force INCAE-CCSS-Demo Lab

Dr. Román Macaya, Executive President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) greets Dr. Salas Castro, of INCAE, after a Facebook Live they held to activate citizen participation, which had more than 100 views.

The “Task Force” between INCAE Business School, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) and the Demo Lab Foundation, currently has more than 10 projects underway in fields such as: Operations, Strategy, Technology, Logistics, Citizen Participation and Public Policies, to defeat COVID-19 in an unprecedented innovative public-private alliance. It is led by Dr. Álvaro Salas Castro, led by Dr. Roberto Artavia, Dr. Alberto Trejos, Dr. Camelia Ilie, and members of the INCAE Faculty, strategic allies, government authorities and the Board of Directors of the Fundación Demo Lab will continue to work tirelessly until we return to a new normal.

“We from INCAE, like our strategic allies, are committed to Costa Rica and the region to emerge from this crisis with new airs of hope, trusting each other more, collaborating and with the conviction that we have to strengthen our social contract. Having in our ranks of INCAE Dr. Salas Castro, Specialist in the Field of Public Policies, is a clear example of our commitment to the creation of inclusive and innovative public-private alliances that integrate citizens ”, words of Roberto Artavia, President of the Board of Directors of INCAE Business School.

Learn about the actions of the task force led by INCAE to help Costa Rica due to COVID-19

Dr. Álvaro Salas recounts the main actions of the task force led by INCAE to help Costa Rica emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

Episode 1: Costa Rica reacts.

In March 2020, more than 50 citizens came together to form the “Task Force CCSS-INCAE-Demo Lab”In the face of the threat of Covid-19. This is his story.

Do you know what a Task Force is?

INCAE, CCSS and the Demo Lab Foundation launched one in Costa Rica, which encompasses more than a dozen initiatives to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can meet them here!

Articles and publications

UPDATED August 4, 2020

By Juan Carlos Barahona, Ph.D. (MIT)
INCAE Business School, Democracy Lab

This document in process is part of a tripartite effort that seeks to facilitate ideas and promote agreements that allow us as a society and from the communities to achieve an organic response to maximize Costa Rican health, employment and production in the midst of the triggered multidimensional global crisis and exacerbated by COVID19. The basis of this document is a previous version published on April 22, 2020 under the name “The mallet and the dance from the Costa Rican perspective”To which many people contributed directly and indirectly so I keep their names in this as thanks and recognition. I add that of other people who have contributed to this version.

INCAE supports the region to face the crisis due to COVID-19

19 for June, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, INCAE has supported Latin American companies, institutions and governments to define measures to face the new reality.

“At INCAE we have the tradition that when there are regional crises we activate to help. All the time we have to be responding with different programs and actions so that the region recovers its capacity to grow and prosper socially ”, commented Roberto Artavia, President of the Board of Directors.

The mallet and the dance from the Costa Rican perspective [Updated]

By Juan Carlos Barahona, Ph.D. (MIT)
INCAE Business School, Democracy Lab

Ideas for a national dialogue that facilitates economic and social reactivation without risking the contagion suppression strategy and strengthening the response capacity of the Costa Rican Health System.

This is a contribution to those who have to make decisions and also to those who see making difficult decisions with devastating consequences (sometimes it seems that they have to choose between devastating the health system or the production system) and seek to understand better to take a position and plan what to do.