• Organization TypeInstitute
  • HeadquartersCosta Rica
  • Founded1954

Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP)

Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (ICAP) It is an international organization of the Central American Integration System (SICA), of intergovernmental nature, at the service of the Central American region ICAP is the SICA institution specialized in public administration, which is responsible for the development of human resources, the modernization of the public sectors of the Isthmus, and for supporting Central American integration efforts. ICAP was created in 1954, through an International Agreement, whose signatory countries are: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Currently, the Institute collaborates with the Member Countries, the Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries. The permanent headquarters of ICAP is located in the city of San José, Costa Rica, and its main governing body is the General Board , composed of the Ministers of Economy of the Member States , and two other representatives appointed by the Government Agreement of each country. Mission Its mission focuses on strengthening the competences of human resources, the reform and modernization of public entities and the support for Central American integration. VIEW To be the institution of the Central American Integration System specialized in knowledge management for the innovation of organizations and the improvement of public policy management capacities at local, national and regional levels.
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Staff at Central American Institute of Public Administration (ICAP) have experience in


  • development
  • private sector development


  • managerial experience
  • business development

Company Offices

  • Costa Rica (headquarters)
  • San Jose
  • 100 meters south and 75 west of the Pops. Curridabat, San José; Costa Rica.