Maldives

Developing South Asia: Lessons & Insights

This publication, the first of South Asia Department’s South-South learning series, aims to showcase lessons, replicable practices, and other insights which development practitioners can learn from, and apply in, the context of their respective countries. Projects discussed here represent various sectors such as energy, urban development, transport, information and communications technology (ICT), irrigation, and disaster risk reduction.

Maldives Science and Technology Master Plan: Information Technology

This chapter of the Maldives Science and Technology Master Plan examines the state of information technology within Government and addresses the relationship between information technology and communications. It develops a number of recommendations to aid Government in taking best advantage of technological changes. It provides a high level view of the type of organization that will be needed to guide and administer technology deployment within Government, and outlines a standards framework through which this can be accomplished.

Gender Equity and the Use of ICT in Education

This essay on gender equity and the use of ICTs in education looks at how ICTs are being used by girls and women in the education space in the focus countries. Gender disparity is a critical issue in all focus countries, except perhaps the Maldives and Sri Lanka to an extent. Most countries in the region are characterized by low female literacy levels, lower participation in the labor force, and lower representation in the administrative and political arena.