What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

UNDP Maldives at a Glance

UNDP has been a trusted development partner of the Maldives for almost 40 years, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We understand that inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. Towards this end, we help to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. Our decades of experience on the ground has consistently helped the Maldives meet its development aspirations, and to bring the voices of the people to the forefront – in turn helping to empower people and build a more resilient Maldives. Photo: Munshid Mohamed 2010.More

Our Stories

Maldivian Women in Public Life

  Wife. Mother. Atoll Councilor. Meet Nazla who’s shaping the future of Shaviyani Atoll as the only female member in the Council. Currently women constitute onlymore 


Make My Island initiative, launched on 19 December 2016 is a platform which invites private sector partners to invest and work together with UNDP to providemore 

Reaching Beyond the Glass Ceiling

From Japan to the Maldives: the Need to Empower Womenmore 

Using drones to fight risks from climate change

We forge partnerships with leading experts around the world so that we can do things like this! Here's how United Nations Development Programme - UNDP , national partnersmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • IGP Result Area 1

    This result area focuses on increasing engagement between state and the citizens to ensure the voices of the communities are heard and there is participation in political processes for a strengthened governance system.more 

  • IWRM Project

    The objective of the project was to ensure reliable and safe freshwater supply for Maldivian communities in a changing climate.more 

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