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August 17, 2021

Climate change is an ever-present threat to Maldives. As global sea levels rise, part of this country of 1,200 islands on atolls in the Indian Ocean could become uninhabitable by the mid-21st century as floods that damage infrastructure and contaminate freshwater become more frequent.

August 13, 2021

The United States partners with Maldives to strengthen its ability to adapt to climate change, implement economic and democratic reforms, and build a robust civil society. USAID programs focus on strengthening democratic governance, advancing public financial management, and protecting Maldives’ delicate marine ecosystem.

August 13, 2021

USAID increases economic growth in Maldives through both public and private sector activities. In partnership with the Maldivian government, USAID helps improve public financial management to ensure transparent, efficient use of public expenditures. Maldives’ natural resources – especially marine resources – are essential to both environmental and economic resiliency, with tourism and fishing contributing significantly to the country’s GDP. 

August 13, 2021

This activity works to improve the quality, efficiency, and transparency of government budget processes. It strengthens government capacity to mobilize public revenue for better public expenditure management and increases the efficiency of investments in public facilities and services. The activity also supports efforts by the Government of Maldives to streamline PFM processes and learn from international best practices.

August 13, 2021

The Promoting Resilience in Maldives (PRIME) project aims to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations and at-risk groups such as youth.  PRIME conducts evidence-based research and consultations to design projects that enhance social cohesion and improve career prospects, education, and employment opportunities for youth. The program focuses on fostering tolerance, increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, and rehabilitating youth who are addicted to drugs and other substances, feel excluded, and/or have participated in criminal activity.


Last updated: June 23, 2022

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