IDB Financing Boosts Violence Prevention in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica’s crime and violence prevention efforts are set to get support through a program partly financed by a $132.4 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank.

    The loan will allow Costa Rica to rehabilitate people who have had run-ins with the law, support youth at risk of criminal activities and strengthen the police force’s institutional capacity to deal with crime.

    The program will also fund the development of an agency that will oversee knowledge on violence prevention, the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    • Louie-An Pilapil

      Louie-An is a former senior development analyst at Devex Manila. She has held consulting and editorial positions at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a business-to-business media company in Hong Kong and mainland China.