Suriname Pioneer Tourism Cluster: Suriname Rainforest Experience (Project Type – Support to Clustering Initiatives)
To develop the internal capacity, market orientation, competitive pricing and market focus, for a high quality community tourism experience that is centered on the unique Maroon culture, to enable the enhanced penetration of high-yield, cultural and nature tourism market segments in targeted export markets.
Framework for Private Sector Development in Suriname
This project is to establish a framework to coordinate the implementation of business climate reform projects and upgrade the human resource capacity on issues related to private sector development in Suriname. The project will develop a roadmap of actions/activities needed to foster private sector development and enhance the competitiveness in the country, establish a coordinated mechanism to implement this roadmap and implement key business climate reforms. This comprehensive approach to addressing the weak position of the country in international measurement of global competitiveness will significantly facilitate a more diversified and competitive economy, supportive of investment and entrepreneurship.
Identifying Sustainable Agricultural Initiatives in the Caribbean
This project partners with the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund to study sustainable agriculture in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas and Trinidad and& Tobago. It examines current developments in sustainable agriculture in this country, analyses specific challenges, and identifies opportunities, taking into consideration trade liberalization, food safety, quality and security, rising food prices, the expansion of niche markets, diversification, climate change and environmental sustainability.
Productive Development Policies in the Caribbean
This project analyses the impact of Productive Development Polices in The Bahamas, Belize, and Suriname using the â€œProductive Development Policiesâ€ framework developed by Ricardo Hausmann and a team at Harvard University. It complements similar analyses undertaken by the IDB on Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago that were completed in order to achieve a better understanding of PDPs in the region.