How we are helping
2016-17 Total Australian ODA Estimated Outcome
2017-18 Bilateral Budget Estimate
2017-18 Total Australian ODA Estimate
DFAT will manage an estimated $1.8 million in bilateral funding to the Maldives in 2017-18. Total Australian Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Maldives in 2017-18 will be an estimated $3.8 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 2017-18, we will:
- provide thirty three Australia Awards for study at Australian universities, focused on economics and development, education and management and commerce.
Australia also supports effective governance through the United Nations Development Programme-led Integrated Governance Program. The program aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of public institutions, promote equitable access to justice and respect for human rights, and strengthen the voice of civil society organisations.
Between 2007 and 2016, we provided 338 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 2015, 41 volunteers were deployed to the Maldives to provide training to local teachers and assistance in curriculum development.
Australia is providing $2.6 million (2015-17) to strengthen search and rescue capabilities in the Indian Ocean (Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius).