SAISD’s Maldives Chapter

Maldives’ Country Profile

Maldives is an island nation and the smallest nation in the South Asian region. The country has the highest risk from raising sea-level due to climate change.

The size of the Maldivian is about US $ 4.2 billion with a population of 427,756. The island nation’s per capita CO2 emission is about 3.27 metric ton.

The overall Human Development Index (HDI) ranking of Maldives is 105 out of 188 countries and Maldives is the second highest HDI ranking country in the region.

Human Development Index (HDI Indicators) (Lower % is better) Maldives  South Asia  Medium HDI
Overall Loss Due to Inequality in % 24.6 27.7 20.0
Human Inequality Co-efficient in % 23.4 27.1 19.6
Inequality in Life Expectancy at birth % 7.1 23.9 10.5
Inequality in education % 40.0 39.5 18.3
Inequality in Income % 23.2 17.8 30.0