Costa Rica
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
68
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
5.0 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2018)
87
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2018)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2018)
No data

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

Total volunteering by type

Total volunteering by age group

Total volunteering by gender

Direct volunteering by gender

Organization-based volunteering by gender

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
    • Other
  • 2017
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2018
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2019
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2020

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

No data

VNR Reporting

Costa Rica: Construyendo una visión compartida del desarollo sostenible

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 98

To address SDG 12, Banco Nacional de Costa Rica is aiming to ensure companies aligned with its value chain adopt sustainable practices through programmes such as its corporate volunteering and green small and medium-sized enterprises schemes, which encourage the adoption of good practices, the measurement of management impacts and responsible production and consumption. The bank has also implemented campaigns to promote the concept of financial and environmental responsibility among citizens in their communities.

Voluntary National Review

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 63

The private sector has implemented sustainable production and consumption systems to reduce its negative environmental impact and increase the competitiveness of businesses through innovation, development partnerships, environmental education projects, volunteering and initiatives to incorporate good practices in its processes.

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