The second Low Income Shelter Program (2259/OC-SU) is supporting the Government of Suriname in improving living conditions of low-income households. This is being achieved either by facilitating access to a new house (core house or core house plus lot) for beneficiaries who can afford a mortgage or by providing funds for housing improvements for those who cannot access mortgage … [Read more...] about Ensuring a healthy living environment through low-income housing solutions
The Second Basic Education Improvement Program (2nd BEIP) is the follow-up of the first BEIP program that was executed from 2004 to 2012. As a result of some operational and coordination circumstances between the Executing Unit and the Ministry of Education and Community Development (MOECD), this program took longer than initially planned to finalize. Toward the end of … [Read more...] about Curriculum revisions: new perspectives and learning methods
Decentralization and Local Government Strengthening Program II (DLGP II) is the continuation of the first project under the same name, which was also financed by the IDB. DLGP II continues to support Suriname’s local government decentralization efforts and to contribute toward attaining a core legal framework, the program also assists new pilot districts of Paramaribo, … [Read more...] about How does decentralizing the government make buying a pencil easier?
The Meerzorg–Albina Integration Corridor is 137.8 km long. Envisioned by the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America, this road is part of the integration corridor that connects Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana. In addition, the road connects Paramaribo (the capital) to the eastern part of the country, an area that was … [Read more...] about Healing by rebuilding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pj6EpGIcNA&feature=youtu.be Although Suriname has profited overall from consistent economic growth (averaging around 4.4% since 2008), the fact remains that there are several underserved areas in the country, which do not instantly benefit from all this growth. Especially the tribal and indigenous communities of the remote interior regions … [Read more...] about A Story of Change through perseverance