• Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Maldives 4th MDG Report, Closure Workshop Sep 12, 2013

    It is important for this MDGR to be utilized as a tool for advocacy and creating awareness on key developmental challenges facing the Maldives, especially in an opportune time when the country will be moving forward with the post 2015 developmental agenda and long-term development planning.

  • Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle Building Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation Forum Jun 27, 2013

    In increasing the resilience of the Maldivian tourism industry, each one of us has a role to play. Government agencies, NGOs, associations and the private sector, we all have to work together and share information so that we become better partners in our efforts to make the Maldivian tourism industry resilient to the effects of climate change. It is a challenging task before us, but I believe, with strong partnerships, we can make small but important incremental steps towards achieving a Maldives that is more resilient to climate change.

  • Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Launch of the Human Development Report 2013 in the Maldives May 12, 2013

    Maldives has achieved significant economic growth over the past decade, confirmed by its graduation to a Middle Income Country in January 2011. However, the country continues to face a number of risks and vulnerabilities, including effects of climate change and the global financial crisis. It is also experiencing democratic transition characterized by separation of powers, creation of independent bodies, the establishment of a legal grounding for a party political system, and rolling-out of decentralized governance.