Challenges and Responses to Human Development
The report focuses on the challenges and responses of the country in the sphere of human development. Given the particular geo-physical context of the Maldives, the country faces a set of unique challenges today. Five key areas are identified and discussed in the report: ensuring balanced development, enlarging employment possibilities, managing natural resources, establishing a responsive governance, and investing adequately in children. After having reviewed progress and setbacks, the report concludes by emphasizing that human development in the Maldives ultimately depends upon how secure its people are, how well environment is preserved, how fast the aspirations of its young people are fulfilled, and how effectively the benefits of economic growth are translated into lasting investments that improve the quality of life.