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
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
2021   59.1  60.7 
       
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   4.2 43.6
Jun   10.8 54.0
Jul   5.7 58.9
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesDecember 08 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 31.688 31.866
EUR 32.746 33.376
GBP 38.643 39.400
ANG 17.411 17.752
AWG 17.604 17.949
BRL 6.074 6.193
TTD 4.662 4.754
BBD 15.621 15.927
XCD 11.736 11.966
PER 100 GYD 15.057 15.352
CNY 4.546 4.635

Weighted Average RatesDecember 08 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 30.834 31.284
EUR 31.239 31.583
GBP 37.601 38.346
ANG 16.942 17.277
AWG 17.130 17.469
BRL 5.910 6.027
TTD 4.537 4.627
BBD 15.200 15.501
XCD 11.420 11.646
PER 100 GYD 14.651 14.942
CNY 4.423 4.511

Gold CertificatesDecember 08

Coupon SRD
5 gram 18.258,91
10 gram 36.517,81
50 gram 182.589,05
100 gram 365.178,10
500 gram 1.825.890,50
1000 gram 3.651.781,00
Gold LBMA USD 1.782,20 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221207-1W 2022-12-07 85,3
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 86,0
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 86,4
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 86,6

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221207-1W 2022-12-07 102,4
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 103,2
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 103,7
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 103,9
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
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
2021   59.1  60.7 
       
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   4.2 43.6
Jun   10.8 54.0
Jul   5.7 58.9
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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