Monitoring and evaluation
Suriname: The Next Big Oil Player?
The Republic of Suriname might become South America’s newest energy power. In November American Apache and French Total discovered significant oil deposits offshore. The maritime geology was similar to that for neighboring Guyana, which has profited greatly from its energy sales. For such a small state the expected energy windfall could be substantial. However, the impact of such a development on America will be modest. And not necessarily positive—for Washington, at least.
Regulatory framework for the environment and human rights
The implementation of the SDGs requires the participation of all stakeholders. The State, as the main responsible agent for fulfilling the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, must promote this participation through normative, political, economic and social incentives that create multi-stakeholder enabling environments.