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Development assistance in the Maldives

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Australia's development partnership with Maldives

2021-22 bilateral allocation [budget estimate]
$1.8 million
2021-22 total Australian ODA [budget estimate]
$2.2 million
2019-20 total Australian ODA [budget actual]
$1.9 million

DFAT will manage an estimated $1.8 million in bilateral funding to the Maldives in 2019-20. Total Australian Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Maldives in 2019-20 will be an estimated $2.6 million.

Australian ODA in the Maldives will focus on human development, through scholarships.

Human development and governance

Australia's aid to the Maldives will target human development through the education sector. In 2018-19, we will provide 52 long and short-term Australia Awards for study at Australian universities, focused on economics and development, education and management and commerce.

Our results

Between 2007 and 2017, we provided 371 long and short-term Australia Awards. Returned alumni are now applying their new skills in influential roles in government and the private sector.

Between 2012 and 2016, 41 volunteers were deployed to the Maldives to provide training to local teachers and assistance in curriculum development.

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