Sint Maarten and the Netherlands agreed upon the country package (‘landspakket’) Sint Maarten. Part of the reforms concern the labor market (measure E.1 in the country package) and the social security system (measure E.4 in the country package). This report presents an integrated package of reforms, based on two underlying reports by SEO Amsterdam Economics and Amsterdam Bureau for Economics.

The improvements and reforms proposed contribute to a better functioning of the labor market and the economy, the fight against poverty, provide greater income security, and contribute to sustainable public finances. The integrated package of policy reforms results in a net improvement in public finances (government and SZV), and neutrality or a slight increase in employer expenses. The proposed reforms have been tested for economic, financial and social viability and sustainability.