The program Estado de la Nación will give its annual report today at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz building in Pavas.
The state of the nation program is designed to give an annual reading on economic, social, environmental and political conditions the year before. This is the 17th annual report.
The program uses an academic approach and unites 280 variables and 50 data bases to place Costa Rica in temporal and regional contexts.
The program is associated with major universities, the Universidad de Costa Rica, the Universidad Nacional, the Universidad Estatal a Distancia and the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica as well as the Defensoría de los Habitantes.
The report is expected to reflect what a recent analysis by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos said: that employment is off, poverty is up slightly and the percentages are basically stable from the previous year.