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Maldives and MDGs

Maldives has made significant progress towards achieving most of the MDGs achieving five out of the eight MDGs ahead of the 2015 deadline, making it South Asia’s only “MDG+” country. Progress has been substantial in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

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





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