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Maldives Research

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Working Paper
Apr 01, 2014

Real GDP growth in Maldives stood at 3.7 percent in 2013 and its outlook is positive at 4.5 percent for 2014. The tourism demand is slowly picking up and has a positive impact on growth in the non- tourism...

Working Paper
Mar 01, 2014

Maldives is in the sixth year of a complex political transition to a multi-party democracy. Its development agenda has been ambitious, working to cement newly established democratic institutions and taking a ...

Brief
Osorio Camilo Gomez, Fonseka Daminda EymardOct 01, 2013

The political situation remains fluid in the Maldives. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth moderated and will likely close 2013 at over 4.3 percent. Tourism demand is slowly picking up, and the growing...

Working Paper
Sep 01, 2013

Maldives' development agenda has been ambitious. In its fifth year of a political transition to multi-party democracy, the country has been working to cement newly-established democratic institutions, as well as ...

Brief
Nagpal Somil, Redaelli SilviaMay 01, 2013

With the introduction of the universal health insurance scheme Aasandha in January 2012, the Government of Maldives aimed at achieving five key objectives, namely: (i) to enhance affordability of health care and...

Health Care

The unique geography of Maldives, along with high dependence on imports and expatriate manpower, has meant that health services come at substantially higher costs than other countries in the region. In response, the country has undertaken several reforms to the way health is financed, including introduction of a national health insurance program. Read More »

Experts
Jiwanka B Wickramasinghe
Senior Financial Management
Education

The quality of education is a major policy challenge facing the Maldives. The country achieved the first-generation objective of providing universal access to basic education through rapid expansion of enrollment. As is frequently the case with such countries, the second-generation challenge is to provide education of adequate quality. Read More »