The Central Bank of
Costa Rica is an institution whose aim is to control inflation. To meet its
objectives, it works jointly with the National Council for the Financial
System’s Oversight. It is also entrusted with the issuance and administration
of Costa Rican currency, among other tasks.
To maintain the
stability of the national currency, both in domestic and in foreign markets,
and to ensure its conversion into other currencies.
To be a Central Bank
recognized by Costa Rican society and by the international community because
of its efficiency, transparency, and credibility in keeping low and stable
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Staff successful conducts
creative, flexible, and open to new ideas; my skills nourish from
continuous learning; I envision opportunities for improvement; I share my
knowledge; and I produce motivation for change.
on my work and the responsibilities that come with it with enthusiasm,
discipline, and honesty. I am both action-and-outcome-oriented, I come up
with solutions, and have a sense of ownership.
action-oriented, and the services I offer meet my client’s needs and
expectations in terms of quality, timeliness, and efficiency.
main objectives of the Central Bank of Costa Rica are:
maintain the stability of the national currency in domestic markets, while
also striving for a full use of production resources.
maintain the stability of the national currency in foreign markets, and
ensure its free conversion into other currencies.
• To promote
the stability, effectiveness, and competitiveness of the financial
To promote efficiency in the domestic system of payments, and to ensure
its ongoing normal operation.
ensure the institution’s operational excellence, understood as the
implementation of its essential functions to meet its objectives at the
least possible cost, and under acceptable risk conditions.
Keeping the national currency’s conversion and value in foreign markets.
the custody and administration of the country’s international monetary
Defining and maintaining the country’s monetary and exchange rate policy.
Serving as advisor to the Government and cashier- bank to the State.
Promoting favorable conditions for the strengthening, liquidity, credit
standing, and adequate functioning of the National Financial System.