The World Bank Group has commenced an online survey to gather public comments and suggestions on the second Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) in the Maldives.
“The SCD is an analytical exercise we conduct in all countries. It articulates, from the perspective of the World Bank Group, an analysis of the most important opportunities and challenges to achieving, in that country, the two goals the Bank Group holds itself accountable for – eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.” A statement by the World Bank read.
“To inform the SCD, the World Bank has launched public consultations, inviting views from Maldivians on what they think are the most important issues and opportunities facing the country and how these can be addressed.” The statement further read.
The first SCD of the Maldives was conducted in 2016 and World Bank identified ways to further develop tourism and fisheries. Some of the findings of the 2016 SCD include; the Maldives’ development model could be adjusted to more equitably deliver to all the sections of society, major challenges exist in managing and preserving the country’s economic, environmental and social resources.
The online surveys are open from October 10, 2019, to November 15, 2019 and Maldivians can make their voices heard through the surveys, which are in both English and Dhivehi.