Values in Crisis
The onset of COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting effects offers a unique opportunity to study how people’s moral values behave during times of crises. To this end, Values in Crisis Survey (VICS) aims to gauge the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on individual’s values. UNDP and the Maldives National University, with the support of the European Union, commissioned the Values in Crisis Survey (VICS) in the Maldives. This survey explores the socioeconomic experiences, social value orientations, and various attitudes of Maldivian society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wave 1 of the survey was carried out from 25 May to 3 June 2020. This time frame corresponded with the sixth week of lockdown in the Greater Male’ area and the restriction of movement between islands across the country. This report summarizes the key findings from Wave 1 of VICS in the Maldives.