Asian Development Bank and the Maldives: Fact Sheet
ADB has been supporting the Government of the Maldives since 1978, with a focus in recent years on energy, transport, public sector management, and private sector development.
As requested by the government, the focus of ADB assistance to the Maldives has shifted to the development of the Greater Malé region.
In line with the government’s objective of facilitating trade and improving the country’s business environment, ADB will help establish a national single window. The project, which will simplify and streamline trade processes, will be ADB’s first regional cooperation and integration project in the Maldives.
ADB will continue to explore investments in clean energy, energy efficiency, the financing of MSMEs, and the expansion of emerging export industries. ADB will also advance its efforts to strengthen Maldives’ capacity in policy and project implementation, while developing products and services that support knowledge sharing and informed policymaking.
Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on the Maldives as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.