UNFPA Maldives

Despite a complex territory of 192 islands, the Maldives has achieved rapid development, with substantial declines in fertility and maternal mortality, and stronger systems to respond to gender-based violence. Offering support since 1976, and establishing its Country Office in 1994, UNFPA assists in delivering high-quality, equitable reproductive health services and information, and helps improve access for young people. Aid to use population data has increased capacities to account for population dynamics and improved targeting of public policies. UNFPA engages with parliamentarians, religious institutions, civil society and the media to promote gender equality.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Maldives View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Maldives in 2020 View more

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

55 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

55 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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