ADB-Maldives Partnership Strategy

Since 1978, ADB has been a major development partner of the Government of the Maldives. ADB operations have focused on capacity building in public sector financial management, and support for transport, energy, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

The country partnership strategy (CPS), 2014-2015 for the Maldives focuses on the energy and transport sectors, and continues to support capacity building. ADB's Maldives country operations business plan 2017–2019 will support development outcomes in energy, transportation, and public sector management. 

An abridged interim CPS has been prepared for 2016, which is consistent with interim CPS, 2014-2015. This bridging arrangement will allow the new full CPS to be anchored in the Maldives government’s national development strategy, which will be finalized by the third quarter of 2015. The full CPS, 2016-2020, when prepared in 2016, will serve as the basis of successive COBPs.

The priority sector for the proposed interim CPS, 2016 will be transport, whose outcome is enhanced movement of people and goods, including at regional level. The Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project will be carried out during the period.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.