Since 1987, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has worked in over 145 countries to advance good governance and democratic rights. Although IFES is not currently engaged in programming in this country, previous work, research and/or other relevant items are highlighted below.
“Student Political Parties” is an informative document, available in Spanish, issued by the Ministry of Public Education in Costa Rica, and intended to lay out the obligations and duties of student officers who are willing to participate in the electoral process of the student government election. Additionally, the document contains the requirements for registering the student government groups. Moreover, it describes the main student bodies with their attributes and responsibilities.
“Youths’ Elections in Costa Rica” is civic education program description, available in Spanish, issued in 1990 in Costa Rica. The document describes the history and objectives of child elections in Costa Rica and the experience of educating the youth in the spirit of civic participation, making them a big part of the development of a democratic Costa Rican society.