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Asian Development Bank and Maldives: Fact Sheet

dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T14:41:28Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T14:41:28Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/5791
dc.description.abstractUpdated 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. Poverty reduction in the Maldivian context primarily means decreasing regional disparities in living conditions, since poverty is related to the remoteness of the islands and the lack of services in the atolls. The tsunami that struck in December 2004 considerably constrained the Government’s development momentum. Although the loss of lives was comparatively small, the disaster resulted in total damages of nearly $0.5 billion, equivalent to some 62% of the country’s gross national product. The Maldives is currently facing a large fiscal deficit, primarily due to large public expenditures, including subsidization of social services. Tourism and fisheries, the two main economic sectors, have now recovered from the tsunami but the fiscal situation remains difficult and limits the Government’s economic options.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleAsian Development Bank and Maldives: Fact Sheet
dc.typeBriefs
dc.subject.expertAid And Development
dc.subject.expertAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Cooperation
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Management
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Strategies
dc.subject.expertAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.expertAnti-Poverty
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.expertGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbAid coordination
dc.subject.adbIndustrial projects
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.adbNatural resources policy
dc.subject.adbEducational development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.adbEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.adbEducational Indicators
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbLow Income Groups
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.adbRural Conditions
dc.subject.adbRural Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Sociology
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalDevelopment banks
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental auditing
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.subject.naturalPoor
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalPopulation
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalPeasantry
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.title.seriesFact Sheets
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themePoverty
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countryMaldives
oar.identifierOAR-005472
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Fact Sheets provide concise information on ADB member economies, their operations, and their contact information. They also provide summaries of the most recent and current ADB-assisted programs and ongoing challenges as well as future directions for that particular ADB member.

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