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INVESTING IN A RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE MALDIVES

The Maldives Partnership Forum 2019 seeks to galvanise action on the Government’s vision of Jazeera Rajje (Island nation) – where equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth, access to justice and the rule of law will prevail.

Overview

Macro-economic & Fiscal Overview

The Maldivian economy grew strongly in the recent past, with real GDP growth averaging 7.3% over the past three years. This robust performance is expected to be sustained with growth forecasts indicating an average growth of 7.0% over the period 2019 – 2021.

Blue Economy

The Maldives is an island nation, surrounded by the ocean. The economy, and well-being of the country is tied to the health and wealth of the natural environment, and primarily the ocean, which accounts for approximately 99% of Maldivian territory.

Enhancing Social Outcomes

The Maldives has huge potential that is yet to be fully realised – a rapidly expanding economy, a demographic dividend with educated young people, improving infrastructure and institutions, and growing physical and digital connectivity.

Governance & Justice

The Maldives is a young democracy attempting to build on considerable economic and human development gains, while simultaneously countering challenges posed by deep socio-economic, environmental and political issues.

Partnering for Development

The Maldives, like most other small island states, heavily relies on private sector investments as a means for economic development. The country has made tremendous strides economically, graduating from a least developed economy to a middle-income country in 2011.

Why Maldives?

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The Maldives is, by many measures, a development success story.

At the time of its independence in 1965, the Maldives was an under-developed country. Today, fifty-three years later, it is an upper middle-income country, with high economic, social and human development indicators. The per-capita gross national income doubled over the past ten years from $4460 in 2007 to $9760 in 2017 . The Human Development Index ranking of Maldives has increased steadily, from 0.539 in 1995, to 0.717 in 2017 an increase of 33%, ranking it 101 out of 189 countries and territories .

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Speakers

His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

President of the Republic of Maldives

His Excellency Faisal Naseem

His Excellency Faisal Naseem

Vice President of the Republic of Maldives.

His Excellency Abdulla Shahid

His Excellency Abdulla Shahid

Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ibrahim Ameer - Minsiter of Finance and Treasury

His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer

Minister of Finance.

Venue

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The meeting will take place in Bouganvilla Conference Hall at Kurumba Maldives Resort, which is 15 minutes by speed boat from Male’.

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