Costa Rica

    Impact | Positive

    Probability | Medium

    Rating CIVICUS | Open

    On 17 November, the Legislative Assembly Legal Affairs Committee issued a positive report on a bill on lobbying and the management of interests in public administration. The activities regulated include the drafting and approval of administrative acts and laws, as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs. Provisions do not apply to consultancies carried out by non-profit associations, foundations, universities or other similar institutions hired by public agencies and legislators. Furthermore, the president and vice-president of the boards of directors of any organization or foundation are presumed to administrate interests and are thus obliged to provide certain information when requesting hearings or meetings, made public by means of a hearings register which must be completed. The file could move forward in the next few weeks if the Executive includes the bill in extraordinary sessions.


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