Beach at Lhaviyani Atoll

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



Additional 150 tonnes of water storage provided for 8 islands through rainwater harvesting systems


online court hearings

conducted, and an estimated 25,000 women directly benefitted from digitalization support provided to tackle service disruptions that arose due to COVID-19



including 110 women supported in contract farming, and 48 agri-entrepreneurs (27 women) in urban farming, creating a new generation of productive agri-businesses and promoting national food security



from 6 atolls engaged, creating safe spaces, providing skills, knowledge, tools and networks for young people to become changemakers in their society


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


women leaders

from 5 atolls trained in key democratic and parliamentary procedures in the Practice Parliament for Women, building their skills and knowledge to contest for elected positions