The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Government of the United States of America
UN Development Programme
As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), the Maldives faces many unique challenges. The development needs of SIDS, as articulated by the Sustainable Development Goals, will require massive investment in infrastructure. UNOPS is committed to helping SIDS fight challenges brought on by climate change and to ensuring countries, like the Maldives, reach their development goals.
Currently, UNOPS provides infrastructure support to enhance water security and climate resiliency across the country. This includes developing climate-resilient infrastructure, management of ground and freshwater resources, coastal protection, wastewater management, and the development of effective drainage systems and low-carbon energy strategies.
- 99.88%People using at least basic drinking water services79Life expectancy at birthLife expectancy at birth, total (years)
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2020)3.04CO2 emissionsCO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)
Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2018)