Region: LatAm and Caribbean

Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division.

Middle Income

Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. However, the groupings are slightly different due to the numbers of economies covered. For GEM, the low income group contains both those classified as low income and lower middle by WEF, and the middle income group has those that WEF groups as upper middle. High income is the same for both GEM and WEF.

Population: 563 thousand (2018)

Population data is from the World Bank, except Palestinian Territories World Population Review and Taiwan Worldometers

GDP Growth: 1.7% (2017)

GDP growth data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

GDP Per Capita: $5,499 (2016)

GDP per capita data is from the World Economic Outlook Database, except Palestinian Territories Worldometers

Suriname Reports

Report information
GEM Suriname 2014 Report
Report information
  • Year of publication: 2014
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2015-03-27

  • This is the first GEM study for Suriname. Despite favourable perceptions towards entrepreneurship among the adult population, entrepreneurial intent and participation are both very low compared to other countries. Several challenges were observed in the entrepreneurial framewrok conditions - particularly in the areas of access to finance, support programes, R&D transfer and market openness. Entrepreneurial firms in Suriname were found to under perform on the dimensions of innovation, growth potential and export competitiveness. The report ends with a preliminary set of recommendations to address issues in entrepreneurial intent, activity and outcomes, along with recommendatiosn for further research.  

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GEM Suriname 2013 Report
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