Open Data Costa Rica

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Building off its Open Data project in Panama, Open Data Costa Rica aims to link journalists, civil society advocates, and data experts to collaborate on projects that expose development problems on topics like corruption, security, governance, gender inequality, illegal immigration, and illicit trafficking.

Program Activities

ICFJ has partnered with Abriendo Datos Costa RicaPunto y Aparte, and La Voz de Guanacaste to implement activities that will spur data-driven projects that directly engage citizens in efforts to promote transparency and accountability.

These three organizations will host:

  • 1 two-day Data Bootcamp, which will convene 40 civil society advocates, journalists, data experts, and technologists, who will use their respective skills to create data projects that can open data to society in new and exciting ways; and
  • in-depth reporting workshops on investigative and data journalism.

Journalists who participate in the Data Bootcamp and/or workshops will be able to apply to receive funding for data and investigative projects.

Opportunities are open to all Costa Ricans currently living in Costa Rica, with a preference for journalists working in areas outside of San Jose, including Puntarenas, Limón, Talamanca, Nicoya, La Cruz, San Carlos, and Santa Cruz.

Applications for this program are now closed.

This program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica.


Program Dates:
9/30/2019 - 3/31/2021
Program Type
In-Country Program

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Contact Info

Luis Botello
Deputy Vice President of New Initiatives and Impact

Cory Sagerstrom
Program Assistant

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