The Maldives: Sustaining Growth and Improving the Investment Climate

Date: April 2006
Type: Country Planning Documents
ADB administration and governance; Private sector
Series: Country Sector and Thematic Assessments


ADB carries out Private Sector Assessments (PSAs) to identify constraints and opportunities for private sector development (PSD) in developing member countries (DMCs). PSAs serve as the basis for formulating the Country Strategy and Program, including strategic PSD projects. This PSA for Maldives describes the macroeconomic background in the country, assesses challenges and opportunities for PSD, and contains recommendations for long-term and operational priorities for the development of the private sector.

PSAs are based on available country data, existing studies, sample surveys, assessments, and discussions with stakeholders.


  • Executive Summary
  • Macroeconomic Overview
  • Profiles of Tourism, Manufacturing and Transport - Logistics Sectors
  • Investment Climate and its Impact on Enterprise Performance
  • International Competitiveness of the Maldivian Economy
  • Tourism Sector and Its Potential
  • Fisheries Sector and Its Potential
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
  • Annexes
  • Technical Appendixes
  • References