Flag of Suriname. The World Bank recently launched its new country partnership strategy for the country, which covers fiscal year 2015-2019. Photo by: Taran Rampersad / CC BY-NC-ND
Suriname is an upper-middle-income country that has consistently ranked among the top economic performers in the Caribbean during the past decade.
Growth hasn’t been inclusive, however. The country is largely an enclave economy and remains highly dependent on extractive industries, such as gold and bauxite mining and oil extraction. Since these industries have weak ties to the local economy and require specialized training, they offer very little to the Surinamese population in terms of employment and wealth-sharing opportunities.
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