On Thursday 10th October, the World Bank launched online public consultations for its second Systematic Country Diagnostic ( SCD ) in the Maldives.
The consultations call for public views on what we consider to be the country’s most important issues and opportunities and how to resolve them.
The World Bank is launching the first dedicated country Twitter handle for Maldives, @WBMaldives, in tandem with online public consultations for the SCD.
This bilingual forum, operating in both English and local Dhivehi language, aims to deepen and improve interactions on the engagement of the World Bank with the Maldives while highlighting issues of public opinion related to the island nation.
According to the World Bank, the Maldives ‘ first SCD, completed in 2016, established ways to further expand tourism and fishing — the Maldivian economy’s two key sectors.
It noted, however, that the development model of the Maldives could be modified to provide more equitably to all sections of society. There are major challenges in managing and maintaining the economic, environmental and social resources of the country in the short term.
The SCD is a country-specific document compiled in close consultation with the respective national authorities, investors and the public by the World Bank Group. This report forms the basis of the Country Partnership Framework, the plan that details how best to contribute to achieving the goals of ending absolute poverty and sustainably enhancing shared prosperity by the World Bank Group’s engagement with the country.