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The Maldives are a small island country comprising about 1,190 islands and with a small population of 320,000 people (2010). Situated in a geopolitically important location that connects Southwest Asia and the Middle East, the Maldives traditionally have a friendly relationship with Japan. The economy is based on the tourism and fisheries industries, which together account for about 40 percent of the total GDP. That economy is vulnerable to external shock such as when the number of tourists from Europe, who make up 70 percent of all tourists to the Maldives, declined as a result of the global economic crisis. Taking these characteristics of the Maldives into consideration, JICA is providing cooperation primarily in the renewable energy field with solar power and the like and dispatching education volunteers to contribute to social and economic development and the stability and improvement of living conditions.

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JICA Maldives Office
5th Floor, Farukani, Neeloafaru Magu, Galolhu, Male' 20131 Republic of Maldives
(P.O.Box 2007, Male', Republic of Maldives)

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May 8, 2019 Message from the Resident Representative
October 24, 2018 Message from the Resident Representative

News & Features

March 28, 2023 Signing of loan agreement for the “Tourism Sector Support Project” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to improved access to finance for the tourism sector, underpinning the Maldivian economy
November 15, 2022 Execution of the Funded Activity Agreement with the Green Climate Fund on the Maldivian Project: Promoting coastal conservation measures to respond to the climate crisis
July 6, 2021 The Green Climate Fund approves the JICA Project “Building Climate Resilient and Safer Islands in the Maldives”
September 30, 2020 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Maldives: Contributing to COVID-19 Crisis Response in Maldives through providing budgetary support
October 31, 2019 JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Maldives President Solih

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