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Olga Marta Sánchez Oviedo is a Costa Rican sociologist and currently Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica.

She has acted as a consultant on a number of projects dealing with institutional management for decentralization and regional planning at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). She was also the National Coordinator for the second Citizen Congress from 2011 to 2012.

In the academic sphere, she has fulfilled a variety of roles at the National University of Costa Rica, such as Vice-Rector for Extension, Director of the School of Planning and Social Development and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, as well as acting as a teacher, researcher and university extensionist, among other things. She has a certificate in Sociology from the National University of Costa Rica, a degree in Sociology from the Central American School of Sociology, University of Costa Rica-Central American Higher University Council (CSUCA) and a master’s degree in Social Sciences with a specialization in Sociology from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Mexico City. She did the doctorate course in Communication in Latin America for the Twenty-first Century at the University for Peace (United Nations).

Olga Marta Sánchez Oviedo

Olga Marta Sánchez Oviedo

Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica