|Partner Ministry/Organization||Maldives Qualifications Authority|
|Liaison Officer||Ms. Aminath Asra
Maldives Qualifications Authority
2nd Floor, Velaanaame
|Recent Programs Held in the Country||2015: In-Country Program on “Strategies for the Promotion of TVET”, and National Seminar on “Innovative Practices and Strategies for Improving Capacity of the TVET Systems in Maldives”. April 5-9, 2015.
2014: In-Country Program on Competency-Based Education and Training (CBE&T). March 23-27, 2014.
2013: Special In-Country Program on "Champion Leaders Development Program For TVET Skills For Poverty Alleviation". March 31-April 4, 2013.
2011: In-Country Program on Competency-Based Training and Assessment. June 12-16, 2011.
|Ambassador||Dr. Guillermina "Mina" Tapia Gabor
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives to the Philippines
|Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila||Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Maldives
No. 1 Sta. Escolastica Street corner Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City, Philippines
|GDP (billions)||$3.270 billion (nominal: 160th; 2015 est.)|
|GDP Per Capita||$8,969 (nominal; 2015)|
|Currency||Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVN) = 100 Laari|
|Major Imports||petroleum products, ships, foodstuffs, clothing, intermediate and capital goods|
|Major Industries||fish processing, tourism, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, garments, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral, sand mining|
|Major Export Partners||United Arab Emirates 28%, Singapore 16%, India 9%, Sri Lanka 6%, Thailand 5% (2014)|
|Major Import Partners||Singapore 18%, United Arab Emirates 18%, India 9%, Malaysia 8.3%, China 6.7% (2014 est.)|
|Foreign Exchange Reserves||$540 million (2016)|
|Population below Poverty Line||16.0%|
|Gini Coefficient||37.4 (moderately equal)|
|Ease of Doing Business Rank||135th (out of 190)|
|Employment Rate||88.70% (2016, est.)|
|Unemployment Rate||11.30% (2016, est.)|
|Type of Government||Unitary presidential constitutional republic|
|Head of State||Abdulla Yameen (President)|
|Head of Government||Abdulla Yameen (President)|
|Legislating Body/Bodies||People’s Majlis|