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
2012 5.0 4.3
2013 1.9 0.6
2014 3.4 3.9
2015 6.9 25.1
2016 55.5 52.4
2017 22.0  9.2 
2018 6.8# 5.4 
2019 4.4#  4.2 
2020 34.9 60.8
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 4.2
Feb 2.5 7.0
Mar 9.9 17.6
Apr 7.8 26.0
May 4.8 31.5
Jun 3.3 35.2
Jul 2.5 38.2
Aug 1.7 40.0
Sep 4.2 45.1
Oct 7.1 54.4
Nov 1.5 56.3
Dec 3.0 60.8
     
2021 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 2.6 63.8
Feb 1.3 61.9
Mar 2.1 50.4
Apr 3.5 44.4
May* 4.3 43.6

*) Preliminary figures

# 10-months inflation (Computations without data for May and June)

 

Weighted Average RatesJuly 27 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 21.229 21.334
EUR 23.692 23,810
GBP 29.322 29.903
ANG 11.664 11.895
AWG 11.794 12.027
BRL 4.091 4.172
TTD 3.122 3.184
BBD 10.465 10.672
XCD 7.863 8.018
PER 100 GYD 10.087 10.287
CNY 3.265 3.329

Gold CertificatesJuly 27

Coupon SRD
5 gram 12.371,04
10 gram 24.742,08
50 gram 123.710,39
100 gram 247.420,79
500 gram 1.237.103,93
1000 gram 2.474.207,87
Gold LME: USD 1.799,90 /tr.oz.

Inflation

  Average End-of-period
2012 5.0 4.3
2013 1.9 0.6
2014 3.4 3.9
2015 6.9 25.1
2016 55.5 52.4
2017 22.0  9.2 
2018 6.8# 5.4 
2019 4.4#  4.2 
2020 34.9 60.8
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 4.2
Feb 2.5 7.0
Mar 9.9 17.6
Apr 7.8 26.0
May 4.8 31.5
Jun 3.3 35.2
Jul 2.5 38.2
Aug 1.7 40.0
Sep 4.2 45.1
Oct 7.1 54.4
Nov 1.5 56.3
Dec 3.0 60.8
     
2021 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 2.6 63.8
Feb 1.3 61.9
Mar 2.1 50.4
Apr 3.5 44.4
May* 4.3 43.6

*) Preliminary figures

# 10-months inflation (Computations without data for May and June)

 

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