The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has embarked on a two-year (2014 -2015) Interim Member Country Partnership Strategy (MCPS) for Suriname. Under this Interim Strategy, the IsDB intends to contribute to the development priorities of the Government of Suriname underlined in the country’s Five Year Development Plan (2012-2016). In particular, the Strategy is aimed at partnering with the country in its efforts to address the development needs of the country.  

 

The Interim MCPS has been formulated by the Government of Suriname and the IsDB through a consultative process with the relevant stakeholders. This Strategy is regarded as the first step taken by the Bank to enhance its cooperation with Suriname and address some of the most pressing needs of the country. This Interim Strategy will be followed by a full-fledged IsDB Group MCPS, which will be undertaken in close consultation with all the key stakeholders in the country.

 

Under the Interim MCPS, the IsDB will provide support in four major areas namely: i) Healthcare Services; ii) Skills Development / Vocational Training; iii) Sea Transportation (i.e. rehabilitation and expansion of the Nieuw Nickerie Seaport through dredging and construction of warehousing facilities); and iv) Institutional Capacity Building including cyber security. The IsDB is currently processing two projects  with a contribution of US$68 million under this Interim MCPS, while the other programs are under discussion and preparation stage.

 

In the coming years, the Bank’s Strategy will lead to a scale up of its development assistance to further strengthen socio-economic development of Suriname. IsDB’s engagement will be highly selective through implementation of high-yielding operations with greater impact on the lives of people. The future Strategy will also explore the best possible operational modalities to serve the country more effectively given its geographical location and long distance from the rest of the IsDB membership and the IsDB Headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The IsDB will also strive to enhance its relationship with other development partners active in Suriname, within the overall context of synergy, development effectiveness and harmonization.

Exchange RatesMarch 09th and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 14,018 14,290
EUR 16,628 16,959
GBP 19,396 19,782
ANG 7,699 7,852
AWG 7,784 7,939
BRL 2,438 2,485
TTD 2,063 2,103
BBD 6,907 7,044
XCD 5,190 5,293
PER 100 GYD 6,657 6,790

Gold CertificatesMarch 09th and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 7.814,97
10 gram 15.629,94
50 gram 78.149,69
100 gram 156.299,39
500 gram 781.496,94
1000 gram 1562993,88
Gold LME: USD 1.701,00 /tr.oz.

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
2022   52.4 54.6
       
2023   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.7 55.6
Feb   3.2 57.9
Mar   3.2 59.6
Apr   5.7 65.4
May   2.4 65.0
Jun   2.3 54.6
Jul   3.0 56.6
Aug   2.0 53.5
Sep   1.5 50.8
Oct   1.0 42.9
Nov   0.6 38.7
Dec   0.1 32.6
       
2024   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   0.9 29.0
Feb   0.4 25.4
Mar   4.4 26.8
Apr   0.7 20.9
May*   0.5 18.6

*) Preliminary figures

 

 

Weighted Average RatesJuly 22 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 28.468 29.354
EUR 31.396 32.036
GBP 36.806 37.527
ANG 15.642 15.948
AWG 15.816 16.126
BRL 5.082 5.182
TTD 4.209 4.292
BBD 14.034 14.309
XCD 10.544 10.750
GYD PER 100 13.527 13.792
CNY 3.914 3.991

Weighted Average RatesJuly 22 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 28.319 28.981
EUR 29.682 30.329
GBP 36.613 37.338
ANG 15.560 15.868
AWG 15.733 16.044
BRL 5.056 5.156
TTD 4.187 4.270
BBD 13.960 14.236
XCD 10.489 10.696
GYD PER 100 13.456 13.723
CNY 3.894 3.971

Gold CertificatesJuly 22

Coupon SRD
5 gram 22.683,09
10 gram 45.366,17
50 gram 226.830,87
100 gram 453.661,74
500 gram 2.268.308,68
1000 gram 4.536.617,36
Gold LBMA USD 2.403,50 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240717-1W 2024-07-17 8,5
CBTD240710-1W 2024-07-10 10,1
CBTD240703-1W 2024-07-03 13,0
CBTD240626-1W 2024-06-26 14,1

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240717-1W 2024-07-17 10,2
CBTD240710-1W 2024-07-10 12,1
CBTD240703-1W 2024-07-03 15,6
CBTD240626-1W 2024-06-26 16,9
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
2022   52.4 54.6
       
2023   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.7 55.6
Feb   3.2 57.9
Mar   3.2 59.6
Apr   5.7 65.4
May   2.4 65.0
Jun   2.3 54.6
Jul   3.0 56.6
Aug   2.0 53.5
Sep   1.5 50.8
Oct   1.0 42.9
Nov   0.6 38.7
Dec   0.1 32.6
       
2024   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   0.9 29.0
Feb   0.4 25.4
Mar   4.4 26.8
Apr   0.7 20.9
May*   0.5 18.6

*) Preliminary figures