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Maldives’ Population Dynamics: Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity

Maldives’ Population Dynamics: Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity

Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity
Author: John F. May
No. of pages: 60
Publication date: 2016
Available languages: English
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"The overall ambition is to start a new conversation on population and development issues in Maldives."

This examination of population dynamics and their policy implications for the Maldives is based on salient findings from the 2014 Census; this paper attempts to inform policy discussions and provide decision makers with context and policy options.

The expected outcome of this paper is two-fold: The first aim is to better address key policy challenges that stem from Maldives’ rapidly evolving economic and demographic dynamics. To this end, the paper proposes updated recommendations for national population and development policies.

The second goal of this paper is to inform the Maldivian leadership and the general public at large about the country’s key population and development challenges. Therefore, the overall ambition of the paper is to initiate a new conversation on population and development issues in Maldives.