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The Resident Coordinator, who heads the UN system, is the designated representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the coordination of development operations at the country level. Ms. Shoko Noda, who assumed office in October 2014, is the Resident Coordinator. In the Maldives, as in most countries, the Resident Coordinator is also the UNDP Resident Representative who is responsible for coordinating programmes and operations. Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources. UNDP Maldives is comprised of units responsible for programmes (Resilience and Climate Change, Integrated Governance Programme, and Programme Management and Policy), and programme management support and operations;- covering human resource, finance, procurement, IT, asset maintenance and other important aspects of the office’s day-to-day work.

UNDP Maldives works in partnership with the Government of Maldives and associated line ministries. As the government coordinating agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guides the implementation of the programme and coordinates the cross-sectoral linkages, to support national ownership and accountability.

Within the framework of the UNDP Country Programme Document 2016-2020, UNDP together with the government of the Maldives prepare a number of programmes and projects that support development interventions. These interventions are regularly assessed for improvement and adjustment to ensure alignment with the changing national priorities and UNDP's Global Strategic Plan.

UNDP maintains strong partnerships with;

  • The Government of Maldives
  • Civil Society, Non-Governmental Organisations and Community-based Organisations
  • Bilateral and Multi-lateral Partners
  • Private Sector and,
  • The UN Country Team

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