United Nations Development Program
The choices we make will determine the future for the Maldives
With 70 percent of its GDP linked to tourism, the COVID-19 wrecking ball has crashed hard into the Maldives economy. UNDP’s latest Assessment on Livelihoods published this month revealed unprecedented impacts on workers in the tourism industry.
The Maldives is considered to be among the top tourist destinations in the world. As the country develops its COVID recovery plan, it must also consider environmental aspects such as global warming, Kanni Wignaraja and Akiko Fujii write.