The National Development and Public Investment Plan (PNDIP) is an instrument for the formulation of strategic priorities for the country's development. It is built on the basis of the best international practices in planning and evaluation of public policies, where those strategic areas with high potential for the economic and social development required by the country are considered. Likewise, it is the main medium-term public policy instrument for the country, where the democratic promise is concretized and validated directly by the government mandate given at the ballot box in the last democratic election process. This PNDIP considers citizens and the search for their greater well-being and prosperity as a central element in the strategic planning of the different public interventions based on the Management Model for Development Results, which are adjusted to the current and future needs of Costa Rican society, as well as to the different international agendas and objectives for development, such as the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda. In this way, the different policy efforts, goals, programs and sectoral projects of relevance to the sectoral and regional development vision of the current Administration are concretized. It highlights the prioritization of strategic lines in response to economic, social, environmental and citizen security challenges, which act on priorities such as the modernization of the state apparatus, economic reactivation, reduction of the cost of living, unemployment, poverty, inequality, territorial gaps, among others; which, based on a comprehensive and modern approach to public policies, allow a real impact on those areas that afflict state governance to boost the attention to these challenges and thus achieve the welfare of Costa Ricans.

The National Development and Public Investment Plan 2023-2026 (PNDIP) refers to the guiding framework of government policies for a period of four years, prepared under the coordination of Mideplan with the other institutions of the National Planning System (SNP) and citizen participation. The PNDIP must be consistent with the National Strategic Plan (PEN) and take into account the National Sectoral Plans (PNS) and Regional Development Plans (PRD). The PNDIP defines objectives, interventions and goals for the country's development, as well as public budget priorities.

Date of last update: October 20, 2022


List of projects

The Investment Plan includes lists of the main projects by sector. A consolidated summary of the sectoral proposals is presented, detailing the goals, public intervention, budget, linkage with the Regional Development Plan, National Strategic Plan 2050, SDGs and Montevideo Consensus.

Project cost

Public investment strategies consider the costing of individual investment projects.

Assigned budget

A budget estimate is available.


There is no territorialization, it is by sector.

Product and/or Result Indicators

They include output and outcome indicators.


In addition to the prioritization with the National Administration's strategy, there are: Real GDP growth rate, public debt as a percentage of GDP, the Total open unemployment rate, the percentage of poor households according to Poverty Line, the Gini coefficient, the number of intentional homicides Total and the Year-on-year rate of change in CO2 emissions due to fossil fuel use.


Caracterización del Plan