The Development Plan 2017-2021 (OP –Dutch abbreviation– 2017-2021) must be seen as providing
a framework for the policy programs and measures in the coming five years: the plan lays down
where Suriname wants to be in 2021, and considering where we are now, how to arrive at that
destination. In a technical sense it formulates the development goals and outcome for at least the
coming five years and states the principles that will be followed in the development process.