2013 Project Spotlight
In 2013, the Program engaged in a series of policy-focused practicums designed to replicate short-term development assistance consultancies. U.S. and Costa Rican students and faculty worked on a variety of projects of practical importance to the Costa Rican and international conservation and development assistance communities, described below.
2013 Costa Rica Practicum Projects
- Arroz con Dinero: Payments for Environmental Services for Rice Production in the Tempisque River Watershed
- International Financial Institutions and Their Internal Grievance Mechanisms
- Localizing Environmental Service Payments: Pensando Afuera de la Caja Unica, para Incentivar Proteccion de la Cuenca Rio Guacimal
- Defending the Defenders: How Human Rights and Sea Turtle Conservation Justify a New National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast