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IMF Country Report No. 14/317

SURINAME

SELECTED ISSUES PAPER

October 2014

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SURINAME

SELECTED ISSUES

August 14, 2014

Approved By

Western Hemisphere Department

Prepared by Qiaoe Chen, Hye Sun Kim, and Kalin Tintchev (all WHD)

Contents

  • MODELING DEMAND RESPONSES TO POLICIES AND SHOCKS: AN APPLICATION TO SURINAME

  • A. Introduction

  • B. Empirical Strategy

  • C. Results

  • D. Concluding Remarks

  • TABLES

  • 1. Domestic Demand Equation

  • 2. Import Demand Equation

  • References

  • FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN SURINAME

  • A. Introduction

  • B. Strengthening the Business Environment

  • C. Structural Competitiveness

  • D. Unemployment

  • E. Poverty and Inequality

  • F. Conclusion

  • TABLE

  • 1. Business Climate and Structural Competitiveness

  • FIGURES

  • 1. Business Climate and Competitiveness Rankings

  • 2. Poverty Indicators

  • WHAT DOES MS. MUFFET TELL US ABOUT THE MACRO-FINANCIAL SITUATION IN SURINAME

  • A. Introduction to CFSM

  • B. Data Limitations in the Application of Ms. Muffet to Suriname

  • C. Trend in Indicators in Recent Years

  • FIGURE

  • 1. Risk Rank by Level

  • FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY AND AGING PRESSURES IN SURINAME

  • A. Background

  • B. Mineral Resources of Suriname

  • C. Current Pension System in Suriname

  • D. Projection of Aging Pressure

  • E. Fiscal Sustainability Gap including Aging Pressures: Public Sector

  • F. Fiscal Sustainability Gap including Aging Pressures: Private Sector

  • G. Fiscal Pension Reforms

  • TABLES

  • 1. Fiscal Updates

  • 2. Pension System

  • References

Suriname: Selected Issues
Author: International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.