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United Nations Development Programme


What We Do

UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

UNDP is working for a Maldives that is empowered and more resilient to create and sustain growth that will improve people’s lives: so that the Maldives is an inclusive, resilient, healthy, caring and tolerant and skilled society where everyone enjoys equitable, sustainable development gains.

Our impact

190 women and 94 youth, including 32 Persons with Disabilities

participated in the Practice Parliament programme since 2021

equipping individuals involved or interested in policy making and politics with the skills and knowledge necessary to contest elected positions

For the first time in the Maldives

unassisted voting

for people who are blind and with visual impairments was successfully pioneered in the Presidential Election

First SIDS country

to develop and formally endorse a financing strategy using an INFF approach

inclusive of a Gender Strategy

19,871 people

across 29 islands

provided with safe and secure freshwater, in response to climate change-induced water shortages


island residents

including 1206 women, will get running water in their homes from Integrated Water Resource Management systems handed over and operationalised in 2 islands

Gender Equality

Silver Level Gender Equality Seal Certification

UNDP Maldives Attains Silver Level Gender Equality Seal Certification - a significant leap in our commitment to gender equality in and across all our work