Costa Rica

Costa Rica MAACR001 Annual Report 2011


This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome

This report presents the achievements on the implementation of the 2011 Country Support Plan for the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC). The Costa Rican Red Cross work during the year was guided by the Guayaquil Inter-American Plan 2007–2011 and Strategy 2020, which puts forward three strategic aims:

  1. Save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises.
  2. Enable healthy and safe living.
  3. Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

Programmes summary

In 2011, the IFRC’s regional representation for Central America and Mexico worked with the Costa Rican Red Cross to strengthen its organizational development and its efforts in health and care and disaster management.

The organizational development sector under the 2011 Country Support Plan for the CRRC, unfortunately, did not receive all of the expected contributions to enable for the full implementation of its initially planned activities. The National Society in coordination with the regional representation explored and in some cases were able to established partnerships to address shared topics with regional and nationally pertinent corporations.

The CRRC is committed to implement the initiatives of the Federation-Wide Reporting and Databank System, the Organizational Capacity Assessment and Certification (OCAC) process and the Digital Divide. During 2011, the regional representation provided all the support and technical assistance required to reach this goal.

In relation to disaster risk management, the National Society also participated in the case study on urban risks, conducted by the IFRC through the DIPECHO VII Action Plan in Central America.