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

*) Preliminary figures

 

 

Weighted Average RatesApril 24 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 33.444 34.492
EUR 36.230 36.350
GBP 41.583 42.398
ANG 18.376 18.736
AWG 18.580 18.944
BRL 6.515 6.643
TTD 4.921 5.018
BBD 16.486 16.810
XCD 12.387 12.629
GYD PER 100 15.892 16.203
CNY 4.615 4.706

Weighted Average RatesApril 24 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 33.126 33.745
EUR 34.730 34.882
GBP 41.187 42.003
ANG 18.201 18.561
AWG 18.403 18.768
BRL 6.453 6.581
TTD 4.874 4.971
BBD 16.330 16.653
XCD 12.269 12.512
GYD PER 100 15.741 16.052
CNY 4.572 4.662

Gold CertificatesApril 24

Coupon SRD
5 gram 25.821,18
10 gram 51.642,35
50 gram 258.211,77
100 gram 516.423,54
500 gram 2.582.117,68
1000 gram 5.164.235,37
Gold LBMA USD 2.328,45 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240424-1W 2024-04-24 34,6
CBTD240417-1W 2024-04-17 34,3
CBTD240411-1W 2024-04-11 34,0
CBTD240403-1W 2024-04-03 37,8

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240424-1W 2024-04-24 41,5
CBTD240417-1W 2024-04-17 41,2
CBTD240411-1W 2024-04-11 40,8
CBTD240403-1W 2024-04-03 45,4
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

*) Preliminary figures