Public Sector

Digitalising the public sector

6 min read
The public sector is a significant part of any economy. Consequently, it is not surprising that the government is the biggest service provider in most countries, with clients and transactions...

The digital future is 'loading...'

3 min read
Over the last few decades, the Maldives has drastically expanded adoption to digital technology. The number of internet users increased by 2.7 percent between 2019 and 2020, while internet penetration...

Who pays the bills

4 min read
The Maldivian parliament approved a budget over MVR34 billion for 2021, despite the forecasted decline in revenue since 2020, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-COVID, in 2019, the government...

On zero tolerance

5 min read
On 9 June 2021, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) forwarded a case alleging corruption against the Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Ahmed Mahloof for prosecution to the Prosecutor General's...

Maldives this week: 10 to 16 June

3 min read
On 10 June, Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem announced that an agreement has been signed with the State Trading Organization (STO) to procure 96 ambulances for use in the atolls. On...

Resolving medical negligence

7 min read
After the tragic loss of 10-year-old Mishka, Spokesperson at the President’s Office Mabrook Azeez assured the public that those found negligent in the matter will be brought to justice. This came after a...

Poverty is not an easy fix

3 min read
The Maldives' GDP increased by 189 percent over the past 10 years, reaching about USD5 billion in 2019. GDP per capita climbed from USD8,429 in 2014 to USD10,541 in 2019,...

The social state

4 min read
With the advent, and proliferation, of multiple instant communication platforms, the sanctity of communications between the state and the people are experiencing a certain disconnect. Where once letters, delivered by...