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The First Solar Plant for Rural Communities in Suriname

By Jordi Abadal and Javier Cuervo Last January, Suriname inaugurated the first solar plant for rural electrification purposes. The plant, with a capacity of 500 kW, will provide 24 hours electricity to the rural community of Pokigron and to Atjoni under the op...

How can we empower rural women in Suriname?

On a mission to empower rural women in Suriname By Mirjam Gommers On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi (52) and Ketoera Aparaka (45) left their village in the southern interior of Suriname to attend a six-month training program in India provided by the NGO Bare...

Suriname’s Debt Surge: What’s Driving It?

The debt to GDP ratio in Suriname increased by 35.6 percentage points in 3 years, moving from 29% of...

Building Sustainable Cities in the Caribbean: 3 lessons from Paramaribo

By Luis Schloeter Climate change is considered one of the main challenges for development. The scien...

Improving Rural Electrification in Suriname

For decades, a high-voltage transmission line has passed through the Amerindian village of Powakka, ...

Greening Suriname : A Promising Opportunity

Suriname is located within the Guiana Shield, a region that encompasses one of the areas with the hi...

Moments Can Last Forever

by Steven Hofwijks & Nathalie Hofwijks-Powel  On June 14th, 2015 the foundation “Stichting P...

Crime in Paradise: Preview of Forthcoming IDB Study on Crime in the Caribbean

As in other parts of the LAC region, crime and violence have deeply negative effects on businesses a...

Agricultural Policies in the Caribbean

Streetside Market in Lelydorp, Suriname. Photo Author Rachel Boyce The Producer Support Estimate (PS...