Overview

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 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

Our focus is helping countries build and share solutions to achieve Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development. UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

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UNDP at a Glance

Since 1966, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been partnering 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 live for everyone. UNDP works in four main areas: poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; environment and sustainable development. Photo: Munshid Mohamed 2010.

Our Stories

  • Abdul Shukoor leading the way to the tortoise habitat. Photo: UNDP Maldives 2013.

    Of Tortoise and Men

    Abdul Shukoor pushes aside the strap-shaped leaves of the pandanus tree, and his eyes light up in excitement. “Look!” he says with a beaming smile, asmore

  • Women as Leaders

    “People in my island have this assumption that from a religious and social perspective, having a woman heading things will lead to no good. This ismore

Projects and Initiatives

Support to Integrated Farming

The project aims to strengthen economic resilience of island communities and vulnerable groups including women and youth. more

Tourism Adaptation to Climate Change

The project will establish new public/private investment partnerships between the Government of Maldives and tourism resorts to showcase the economic and environmental benefits of no-regrets adaptation in tourism operations. more

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Fast Facts
UNDP Maldives Fast Facts

For over 30 years, UNDP has been supporting the people of the Maldives in areas such as the
alleviation of poverty, democratic transition, environment protection, climate change mitigation
and adaptation, recovery from natural disasters, and HIV/AIDS.

UNDP Maldives on Flickr
Featured Publications
Comprehensive Study of Maldivian Civil Society

This report provides in depth analyses of several key aspects that should be addressed to facilitate the growth of the civil society sector.

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