Maldives and MDGs
These notable achievements demonstrate robust development with a strong commitment to the social sectors, particularly health and education. On the other hand, progress has been relatively slower toward achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development.
The 2010 MDG reports highlights the critical challenge to achieving the MDGs and maintaining the achieved status is that even for MDGs that have been achieved at a national level, there exist considerable unevenness in quality and coverage. Disturbing inequalities remain between Male’, the capital, and the atolls, as well as between atolls, which is severely straining the Maldivian social fabric. Some key indicators, such as the prevalence of high malnutrition among children younger than age five raise serious concerns