6 Develop a global partnership for development

Where we are?


UNDP working in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany in support of expanding access to justice in the Maldives. Photo: President's Office Maldives 2011.

Although considerable efforts are under way, MDG8 remains a daunting challenge just five years before the 2015 target date. Macroeconomic reform initiatives of the Government are designed to complement fiscal reforms being implemented with technical advice from World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Programmes envision bringing broad-based reform to how the economy functions in the provision of goods and services to the public. Through these initiatives, the Government expects to increase the share of private sector involvement in the economy, transform the role of Government to a regulatory one, and create employment opportunities in the private sector, particularly in the atolls, through deeper economic diversification and corporatization/privatization of public services. At the same time, the role of science and technology in Maldives’ development is growing. Questions of infrastructure in relation to connectivity and issues related to the dispersion of bandwidth across the nation require further attention.

1.2 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG8
  1. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    • Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries
    • Least developed countries benefit most from tariff reductions, especially on their agricultural products
  2. Address the special needs of least developed countries
    • Net Official development assistance (ODA), total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income
    • Proportion of total bilateral, sector-allocable ODA of OECD/DAC donors to basic social services (basic education, primary health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation)
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  3. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
    • Official development assistance (ODA) received in landlocked developing countries as a proportion of their gross national income
    • ODA received in small island developing States as a proportion of their gross national incomes
    • Proportion of bilateral official development assistance of OECD/DAC donors that is untied
    • Market access
    • Debt sustainability
  4. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
    • Total number of countries that have reached their HIPC decision points and number that have reached their HIPC completion points (cumulative)
    • Debt relief committed under HIPC and MDRI Initiatives
    • Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
  5. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
    • Proportion of population with access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis
  6. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
    • Telephone lines per 100 population
    • Cellular subscribers per 100 population
    • Internet users per 100 population