maldives


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Maldives Qualifications Authority
Liaison Officer Ms. Aminath Asra
Director
Maldives Qualifications Authority
2nd Floor, Velaanaame
Male, Maldives
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

Economy

maldives money

GDP (billions) $3.270 billion (nominal: 160th; 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $8,969 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVN) = 100 Laari
Major Exports fish
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)
Inflation 2.5%
Population below Poverty Line 16.0%
Gini Coefficient 37.4 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank N/A
Ease of Doing Business Rank 135th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 88.70% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 11.30% (2016, est.)

Politics

maldives-president-abdullah-yameenAbdullah Yameen (http://www.adaderana.lk)

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

Social Facts

maldives-peopleImage from http://en.mihaaru.com

Time zone UTC + 5:00
Human Development Index 0.706 (high, 103rd out of 180)
Literacy Rate 99.8% (men, 99.8%; women, 98.8%)
% of people with internet access 54.46% (approx. 198,018)
Life Expectancy 78.5 years (Males: 76.9, Females: 80.2)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +960
ISO 3166 code MV
Internet TLD .mv