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Country Report Maldives

  • ID: 4745471
  • Country Profile
  • July 2020
  • Region: Maldives
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), to serve a full term, ending in 2023. The MDP's firm control over the presidency and the legislature will aid political effectiveness.

Mr Solih will continue to pursue socioeconomic reform and the development goals outlined in the Strategic Action Plan for 2019-23. However, progress on this front will be sluggish, owing to resistance to such plans within the political circle.

Owing to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, the archipelago attracts interest from India and China. The government is likely to use the country's location to garner financial concessions from both countries in 2020-21.
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Country Report Maldives

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since April 13th
The quarter ahead

Basic data
Land area
Major islands
Weather in Malé (altitude 2.4 metres)
Fiscal year
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
The executive
Head of state
National legislature
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political parties
Key ministers
Central bank governor

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2020-21: Political stability

Outlook for 2020-21: Election watch

Outlook for 2020-21: International relations

Outlook for 2020-21: Policy trends

Outlook for 2020-21: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2020-21: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2020-21: International assumptions

Outlook for 2020-21: Economic growth
The impact of the coronavirus: global and regional assumptions
Economic growth

Outlook for 2020-21: Inflation

Outlook for 2020-21: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2020-21: External sector

Outlook for 2020-21: Forecast summary
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