Overview of Australia's aid program to the Maldives

How we are helping

2017-18 Total Australian ODA Estimated Outcome
$3.8 million

2018-19 Bilateral Budget Estimate
$1.8 million

2018-19 Total Australian ODA Estimate
$2.6 million

DFAT will manage an estimated $1.8 million in bilateral funding to the Maldives in 2018-19. Total Australian Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Maldives in 2018-19 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.


Last Updated: 8 May 2018