​UNOPS supports a broad range of projects in Maldives, from combating climate change to strengthening project management and procurement capacity. Photo: UNOPS

Maldives graduated from the UN Least Developed Countries list in early 2011. This presented the country with challenges such as providing access to clean water to a population spread over 1,200 islands. UNOPS is helping the Maldivian Government overcome these challenges by working with a range of partners including the Government, UN system entities, donors and NGOs.

We provide support in the following areas: development of climate-resilient infrastructure, management of ground and freshwater resources, coastal protection, waste-water management and the development of effective drainage systems, low-carbon energy strategies, advisory services and local capacity development.  

View data on UNOPS work in Maldives.

In addition, UNOPS provides support to a number of multi-country programmes that also have activities within Maldives:

Small grants
Water and energy
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria


UNOPS has held workshops to help develop capacity in the procurement of medicines, medical equipment and other items for the Maldives public health sector. Photo: UNOPS


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