Workshop Suriname Digital Readiness Assessment
Jan 7, 2022
On November 17 2021 UNDP and the E-gov team hosted a workshop to officially launch the Digital Readinness Assesment for Suriname which will give a clear vision of the current digital context for Suriname and will mark the first step towards an inclusive digital transformation
- Filed under:
- Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Goal 8 Decent work and economic growth
- Goal 5 Gender equality
- Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production
- Success Stories
- Goal 10 Reduced inequalities
- Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities
- Goal 17 Partnerships for the goals
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Feb 16, 2022
Suriname is classified as an upper-middle-income country, with an average growth rate from 1975 to 2015 of 1.6 per cent, roughly half the average growth rate of other Latin American and Caribbean countries. After the 2015 commodity price shock, Suriname suffered a recession from which it is still recovering. The economy experienced a triple commodity shock: first, the price of gold declined by 30 per cent compared to 2012; secondly, crude oil prices dropped by 56 per cent compared to a previous peak in 2012; and finally, alumina production came to a halt.2 The Surinamese Government has manifested its commitment to democracy, strong democratic institutions, good governance, the rule of law, human rights, fundamental freedoms and peace and security. UNDP is the largest of only five resident United Nations agencies in the country, with a strong programme offering comprising democratic governance, social development, natural resources management and climate change. UNDP has a strong comparative advantage for partnerships and programme implementation with its presence in the country and strong partnerships with State and non-State actors. UNDP has been recognized for having a strong programme and niche in natural resources management, contributing to capacity strengthening and building resilience. The programmes in social development and governance have been more modest yet innovative and transformative. UNDP will continue to build its programme portfolio, ensure strong broad-based consultations, raise the visibility of the results achieved and advocate for vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Nov 16, 2021
Tobacco is a health and sustainable development issue. Tobacco consumption and production causes early death and disease, results in high health costs and economic losses, widens socioeconomic inequalities, and impedes progress across the Sustainable Development Goals. This report presents the findings of the case for investing in tobacco control in Suriname, a stated priority of the Government of Suriname.
Sep 7, 2021
This UNDP Annual Report takes a look at the results we achieved with countries and communities through 12 intense months. It considers the role we played as the technical lead of the UN’s socio-economic response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing in-country analysis to help 144 countries better understand what action to take, deploying nearly US$1 billion to over 170 countries and territories, helping government and health systems to function, protecting jobs and livelihoods and rapidly expanding social protection. It takes a look at how we played this role, pushing the boundaries of how UNDP thinks, delivers, invests and manages. It illustrates how #NextGenUNDP institutional and financial investments – such as the People for 2030 strategy, the UNDP Digital Strategy, the Global Policy Network, the Accelerator Labs Network and the creation of the Crisis Bureau – made it possible to offer a more coherent, rapid response. The report features UNDP’s global ideas and research on building forward better, which we tabled in 2020 to lift the ambition of global policy responses. These ideas range from introducing a temporary basic income for all people living in poverty to launching a new, planetary pressures-adjusted Human Development Index – part of UNDP’s 30th anniversary look at The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene. These pages also capture how, throughout 2020, UNDP held the thread between the micro and the macro, addressing urgent local needs and advancing global systemic change: clearing over 400 football fields-worth of land of explosives in war-hit Yemen to enable humanitarian aid to get to those in most need, for example, while expanding the Climate Promise – the world’s largest offer on enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions – to 115 countries.