About CPSC

About CPSC

Thailand

thailand


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Office of the Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
Liaison Officers Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak
Director General
Thailand International Cooperation Agency
The Government Complex
Ratthaprasanabhakti Building (South Zone)
8th Floor, Laksi District
Bangkok, Thailand
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: (1) In-Country Program on Technopreneurial Skills
Development. November 14-18, 2016 (2) Regional Program on Developing Organizational Excellence among TVET Institutions through Accreditation". August 1-5, 2016
2015: In-Country Program on Accreditation and Certification of TVET Institutions. November 23-25, 2015.
2014: In-Country program on TVET Image Building. November 24-28, 2014.
2013: (1) Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders’ Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. November 25-29, 2013. (2) Regional Program on Strengthening the Culture of Entrepreneurship in TVET”, July 15-19, 2013.
Ambassador H.E. Thanatip Upatising
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila No. 505 Rizal Drive
107 Rada Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines

Economy

baht

GDP (billions) $390.592 billion (Nominal: 28th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $5,742 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Thai Baht (THB) = 100 satangs
Major Exports Textiles, footwear, fishery products, rice, rubber, jewelry, automobiles, computers and electrical appliances
Major Imports Capital and intermediate goods, raw materials, consumer goods, fuels
Major Industries Automobiles and automotive parts, financial services, electric appliances and components, tourism, cement, auto manufacturing, heavy and light industries, appliances, computers and parts, furniture, plastics, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco
Major Export Partners United States 11.2%, China 11.1%, Japan 9.4%, Hong Kong 5.5%, Malaysia 4.8%, Australia 4.6%, Vietnam 4.2%, Singapore 4.1% (2015 est.)
Major Import Partners China 20.3%, Japan 15.4%, United States 6.9%, Malaysia 5.9%, UAE 4.0% (2015 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $181.8 Billion
Inflation 3.02%
Population below Poverty Line 13.15%
Gini Coefficient 48.4% (2015)
Competitiveness Rank 34th
Ease of Doing Business Rank 46th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 99.1% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 0.9% (2016, est.)

Politics

crown-princeMaha Vajiralongkorn (Monarch)

Type of Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy (de jure) Military junta (de facto)
Head of State Maha Vajiralongkorn (Monarch)
Head of Government Prayut Chan-Ocha (Prime minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies National Legislative Assembly

Social Facts

thai-peopleImage from http://asiaexpatguides.com

Time zone UTC +7:00
Human Development Index 0.726 (high, 93rdout of 180)
Literacy Rate 96.7% (men, 96.6%; women, 96.7%)
% of people with internet access 39.32% (26,721,620)
Life Expectancy 74.90 years (Males: 71.90, Females: 78.00)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +66
ISO 3166 code TH
Internet TLD .th

Sri Lanka

srilanka


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Technical Education and Training (DTET)
Liaison Officer Mrs. P.N.K. Malalasekera
Director General
Department of Technical Education and Training
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on Institutional Management. December 15-19, 2015.
2013: In-Country Program on Total Quality Management. December 2-6, 2013.
2012: In-Country program on Training Needs Analysis. December 10-14, 2012.
2011: (1) Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders’ Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. March 28-April 2, 2011. (2) In-Country program on Research and Development. December 19-23, 2011.
Ambassador H.E. Aruni Ranaraja
Ambassador of Sri Lanka
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila No. 505 Rizal Drive
No. 150, 7th Floor, G.C. Corporate Plaza
Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines

Economy


GDP (billions) $82.238 billion (Nominal: 67th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $3,849 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) = 100 cents
Major Exports textiles and apparel, pharmaceuticals, tea, spices, diamonds, emeralds, coconut products, rubber manufactures, fish
Major Imports textile fabrics, mineral products, petroleum, foodstuffs, machinery and transportation equipment
Major Industries processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction
Major Export Partners United States 26.1%, United Kingdom 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)
Major Import Partners India 24.6%, China 20.6%, UAE 7.1%, Singapore 5.9%, Japan 5.7% (2015)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $7.2 Billion
Inflation 6.9%
Population below Poverty Line 4.3%
Gini Coefficient 36.4% (2015)
Competitiveness Rank 71st
Ease of Doing Business Rank 110th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 95.7% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 4.3% (2016, est.)

Politics

sri-lanka-presMaithripala Sirisena (https://www.colombotelegraph.com)

Type of Government Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Head of State Maithripala Sirisena (President)
Head of Government Ranil Wickremesinghe (Prime minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Sri Lankan Parliament

Social Facts

afghans

Time zone UTC +5:30
Human Development Index 0.757 (high, 73rdout of 180)
Literacy Rate 92.6% (men, 93.6%; women, 91.7%)
% of people with internet access 29.99% (6,212,431)
Life Expectancy 74.90 years (Males: 71.60, Females: 78.30)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +94
ISO 3166 code LK
Internet TLD .lk

Singapore

singapore


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Education
Liaison Officer Ms. Cindy Eu
Deputy Director
International Cooperation
Planning Division
Ministry of Education
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators. May 9-13, 2016.
2015: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators. April 13-17, 2015. 2014: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators. February 24-28, 2014.
2012: Regional Program on TVET Program for Principals and Administrators. December 3-7, 2012.
Ambassador H.E. Kok Li Peng
Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila No. 505 Rizal Drive
Bonifacio Global City
1634 Taguig City, Philippines

Economy

GDP (billions) $296, 642 billion (Nominal: 40th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $52,888 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Singaporean Dollar (SGD) = 100 cents
Major Exports Machinery and Equipment, Electronics and Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals
Major Imports Machinery and Equipment, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals, Foodstuffs, Consumer Goods
Major Industries Financial Services, Electronics, Chemicals, Oil Drilling Equipment, Petroleum Refining, Rubber Processing and Products, Processed Food and Beverages
Major Export Partners Malaysia 12.2%, China 11.8%, Hong Kong 11.2%, Indonesia 9.9%, United States 5.8%, Japan 4.3%, South Korea 4.1%, Canada 3.7% (2013 est.)
Major Import Partners China 11.7%, Malaysia 10.9%, United States 10.4%, South Korea 6.4%, Japan 5.5%, Indonesia 5.2%, United Arab Emirates 4.4% (2013 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $251.6 Billion
Inflation 1.0%
Gini Coefficient 46.4% (2015)
Competitiveness Rank 2nd
Ease of Doing Business Rank 2nd (out of 190)
Employment Rate 98.0% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 2.0% (2016, est.)

Politics

tony-tanTony Tan (http://www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Type of Government Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
Head of State Tony Tan (President)
Head of Government Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Singapore Parliament

Social Facts

singaporeansImage from http://www.businesstimes.com.sg

Time zone UTC +8:00
Human Development Index 0.912 (very high, 11th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 96.8% (men, 98.7%; women, 95.1%)
% of people with internet access 82.10% (4,600,670)
Life Expectancy 83.10 years (Males: 80.0, Females: 86.1)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +65
ISO 3166 code SG
Internet TLD .sg

Papua New Guinea

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CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Education
Liaison Officer Dr. Uke Kombra
Secretary
Department of Education Fincorp Haus, P O Box 446
Waigani NCD, Papua New Guinea
Recent Programs Held in the Country  
Ambassador H.E. Chris Vihruri
Ambassador of Papua New Guinea
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 3rd Fl. Corinthian Plaza Condominium Bldg.
Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines

Economy

GDP (billions) $19.915 billion (Nominal: 111th , 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $2,745 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK) = 100 toea
Major Exports oil, gold, copper ore, logs, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, crayfish, prawns
Major Imports Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, fuels, chemicals
Major Industries copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production; mining (gold, silver, and copper); crude oil production, petroleum refining; construction, tourism
Major Export Partners Australia 29.0%, Japan 9.6%, China 4.8% (2012 est.)/td>
Major Import Partners Australia 36.3%, Singapore 13.8%, Malaysia 8.4%, China 7.9%, Japan 5.8%, United States 4.8% (2012 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves N/A
Inflation 5.2%
Population below Poverty Line 39.9%
Gini Coefficient 50.9% (highly unequal)
Competitiveness Rank N/A
Ease of Doing Business Rank 119th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 98.1% (2014, est.)
Unemployment Rate 1.9% (2014, est.)

Politics

queen-elizabethQueen Elizabeth (Image from http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

Type of Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of State Elizabeth II (Monarch)
Bob Dadae (Governor-General)
Head of Government Peter O'Neill (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies National Parliament

Social Facts

png people

Time zone UTC +10:00
Human Development Index 0.505 (low, 158th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 64.2% (men, 65.6%; women, 62.8%)
% of people with internet access 7.90% (601,926)
Life Expectancy 62.9 years (Males: 60.6, Females: 65.4)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +675
ISO 3166 code PG
Internet TLD .pg

Philippines

philippines


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Foreign Affairs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Liaison Officer Hon. Sec. Guiling A. Mamondiong
Director General
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
TESDA Complex, East Service Road
South Super Highway, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: (1) Regional Program on Skills in TVET Sustainability. September 13-21, 2016. (2) CPSC-CHMSC Collaborative Program on ICT and on Blended Learning. February 9-12, 2016. (3) In-Country Program on e-Learning Materials Development, and Use of Online Training Delivery Platforms. January 18-22, 2016
2015: In-Country Program on Management, Promotion and Conduct of TVET Technology Researches. April 5-9, 2015.
2013: In-Country Program on Making TVET-Industry Partnerships Work in the Philippines, October 4-13, 2013.
Ambassador Host Country
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila Host Country

Economy

philippine money

GDP (billions) $311.687 billion (Nominal: 36th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $3,002 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Philippine Peso (PHP) = 100 centavos
Major Exports semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits
Major Imports electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic
Major Industries electronics assembly, business process outsourcing, food manufacturing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, garments, metals, petroleum refining, fishing, rice
Major Export Partners Japan 21.3%, United States 14.7%, China 12.4%, Hong Kong 8.0%, Singapore 7.3%, South Korea 6.0%, Germany 4.1%, Taiwan 3.5%, Thailand 3.4%, Indonesia 3.1% (2013 est.)
Major Import Partners China 12.9%, United States 11.2%, Japan 8.4%, Taiwan 7.8%, South Korea 7.7%, Singapore 6.8%, Thailand 5.4%, Saudi Arabia 4.5%, Indonesia 4.5%, Germany 3.8% (2013 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $85.90 Billion
Inflation 2.5%
Population below Poverty Line 21.6%
Gini Coefficient 43.04 (moderately unequal)
Competitiveness Rank 57th
Ease of Doing Business Rank 99th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 95.3% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 4.7% (2016, est.)

Politics

philippine-president-rodrigo-duterteRodrigo Duterte (TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo)

Type of Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Head of State Rodrigo Duterte (president)
Head of Government Rodrigo Duterte (president)
Legislating Body/Bodies Philippine Congress
Upper House: Senate
Lower House: House of Representatives

Social Facts

filipinosImage from http://maxanthology.blogspot.com

Time zone UTC +8:00
Human Development Index 0.668 (medium, 115th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 96.3% (men, 95.8%; women, 96.8%)
% of people with internet access 40.70% (40,984,654)
Life Expectancy 68.5 years (Males: 65.3, Females: 72.0)
Drives on the Right
Calling code +63
ISO 3166 code PH
Internet TLD .ph

Pakistan

pakistan


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NATVTTC)
Liaison Officer Mr. Naeem Iqbal
Director (Accreditation)
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission
5th Floor Evacuee Trust Complex
Aga Khan Road, F-5/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: International TVET Conference. October 3-4, 2016.
2015: In-Country Program on Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Tools in TVET. March 9-13, 2015.
2012: In-Country Program on Accreditation and Certification of TVET. June 25-29, 2012.
Ambassador H.E. Safdar Hayat
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 6th Floor, Alexander House
132 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines

Economy

GDP (billions) $ 271.050 billion (Nominal: 43rd, 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $1,428 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = 100 paisa/rupayya
Major Exports Textiles, Vegetable Products, Mineral, Leather, Food and Beverages, Animal Farming, Metals, Plastic
Major Imports Food, Machinery, Transport Vehicles, Textile, Fertilizers and other chemicals, Raw metal, Refined Petroleum, Crude Petroleum
Major Industries textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, chemicals
Major Export Partners United States 13.3%, China 10.9%, United Arab Emirates 8.6%, Afghanistan 8.5%, Germany 5.1% (2015 est.)
Major Import Partners China 17%, United Arab Emirates 15%, Kuwait 8.8%, Saudi Arabia 8.5%, Malaysia 4.8%
Foreign Exchange Reserves $22.434 billion
Inflation 3.7%
Population below Poverty Line 21%
Gini Coefficient 32.8 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank 122nd (out 0f 138)
Ease of Doing Business Rank 144th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 93.5% (2014, est.)
Unemployment Rate 6.5% (2014, est.)

Politics

Mamnoon HussainMamnoon Hussain (https://www.gg2.net)

Type of Government Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of State Mamnoon Hussain (President)
Head of Government Nawaz Sharif (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Parliament
Upper House: Senate
Lower house: National Assembly

Social Facts

pakistaniImage from http://talib.pk

Time zone UTC +5:00
Human Development Index 0.538 (low, 147th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 56.4% (men, 69.6%; women, 42.7%)
% of people with internet access 18.00% (34,006,477)
Life Expectancy 66.4 years (Males: 65.5, Females: 67.5)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +92
ISO 3166 code PK
Internet TLD .pk

Nepal

nepal


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)
Liaison Officer Mr. Pushpa Raman Wagle
Member Secretary
Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)
Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, P.B. 3546
Kathmandu, Nepal
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2017: International Program on “Sharing and Learning on National Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS)”. March 6-10, 2017.
2016: In-Country Program on Research and Development. October 24-28, 2016.
2015: In-Country Program on Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Tools in TVET. March 9-13, 2015.
2014: In-Country Program on Entrepreneurship Development. February 10 to 14, 2014.
2011: (1): In-Country Program on PPCP in TVET. April 4-8, 2011 (2): Special In-Country Program on Capacity Building of Champion Leaders’ Training Program. November 13-17, 2011.
Ambassador Mr. Jose Paulo E. Campos
Honorary Consul
Consulate of the Federal Republic of Nepal to the Philippines
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 8/F, The Pearl Manila Hotel
1155 Gen. Luna St., Ermita, Manila 1000, Philippines

Economy

nepalese rupee

GDP (billions) $21.154 billion (Nominal: 107th, 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $805 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Nepalese Rupee (NPR) = 100 Paisa
Major Exports carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain, herbs, tea, coffee, steel, cement business Processing Outsourcing, Software, Information Technology, Furniture, Cardamoms, garments
Major Imports Petroleum Products, Gold, Machinery
Major Industries Tourism, garment, food and beverages, metal manufactures, herbs
Major Export Partners India 61.2%, United States 9.4% (2015)
Major Import Partners China 42.2%, Thailand 18.5%, Singapore 11%, Japan 4.8% (2015 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $7, 946 Million (2015)
Inflation 10.01%
Population below Poverty Line 26%
Gini Coefficient 32.8 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank 98th (out 0f 138)
Ease of Doing Business Rank 107h (out of 190)
Employment Rate 97% (2014, est.)
Unemployment Rate 3% (2014, est.)

Politics

nepal-preseident-bhandariBidhya Devi Bhandari (REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

Type of Government Federal parliamentary republic
Head of State Bidhya Devi Bhandari (President)
Head of Government Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Legislature Parliament of Nepal

Social Facts

nepaleseImage from https://trekroute.com

Time zone UTC +5:45
Human Development Index 0.548 (low, 145th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 64.7% (men, 75.6%; women, 55.1%)
% of people with internet access 17.58% (approx. 5,044,737)
Life Expectancy 69.2 years (Males: 67.7, Females: 70.8)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +977
ISO 3166 code NP
Internet TLD .np

Myanmar

myanmar


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Ministry of Education
Liaison Officer Dr. Si Thu Kyaw
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
Building 21, Nay Pyi Taw, Union of Myanmar
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on Strategic Planning of TVET Institutions. January 12-16, 2015.
2012: (1) Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. March 18-22, 2012. (2) In-Country Program on Curriculum Development for Technical Education. October 1-5, 2012.
Ambassador H.E. Ye Myint Aung
Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 8th Floor, Gervasia Corporate Centre
152, Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Metro Manila

Economy

GDP (billions) $68.277 billion (Nominal: 73rdt, 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $1,212 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Myanmar Kyat (MMK) = 100 pya
Major Exports natural gas, wood products, pulses, beans, fish, rice, clothing, jade and gems
Major Imports fabric, petroleum products, plastics, fertilizer, machinery, transport equipment, cement, construction materials, crude oil; food products
Major Industries agricultural processing; wood and wood products; copper, tin, tungsten, iron; cement, construction materials; pharmaceuticals; fertilizer; petroleum
Major Export Partners China 37.7%, Thailand 25.6%, India 7.7%, Japan 6.2% (2015 est.)
Major Import Partners China 42.2%, Thailand 18.5%, Singapore 11%, Japan 4.8% (2015 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $8 Billion (2013)
Inflation 5.9%
Population below Poverty Line 26%
Ease of Doing Business Rank 170th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 63% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 37% (2016, est.)

Politics

pres-kyawHtin Kyaw (http://www.vishwagujarat.com)

Type of Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of State Htin Kyaw (President)
Head of Government Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor)
Legislating Body/Bodies Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw)
Lower House: House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw)
Upper House: House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw)

Social Facts

myanmar-peopleImage from http://myanmartravel.indochinacharm.com

Time zone UTC +6:30
Human Development Index 0.536 (low, 148th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 93.1% (men, 95.2%; women, 91.2%)
% of people with internet access 21.80% (approx. 11,749,580)
Life Expectancy 66.6 years (Males: 64.6, Females: 68.5)
Drives on the Right
Calling code +95
ISO 3166 code MM
Internet TLD .mn

Mongolia

mongolia


CPSC Membership

member-since-2006

Partner Ministry/Organization Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
Liaison Officer Ms. Khaliunaa Avirmed
Head, Technical Vocational Education and Training
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2013: Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation at the Mongolian-Korean Polytechnic College. November 4-8, 2013
2012: In-Country Program on Total Quality Management in TVET. September 7-8, 2012.
Ambassador N/A
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila N/A

Economy

GDP (billions) $11.164 billion (Nominal: 129th, 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $3,946 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Mongolian Togrog (MNT) = 100 mongo
Major Exports copper, apparel, livestock, animal products
Major Imports machinery and equipment, fuel, cars, food products
Major Industries construction and construction materials, mining
Major Export Partners China 84%, Switzerland 9% (2015)
Major Import Partners China 39.9%, Russia 28.4%, Japan 6.4%, South Korea 6.2% (2015)
Inflation 5.9%
Population below Poverty Line 21.6%
Gini Coefficient 36.5 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank 102nd (out of 138)
Ease of Doing Business Rank 64th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 91.7% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 8.3% (2016, est.)

Politics

Tsakhiagiin ElbegdorjTsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (http://www.europarl.europa.eu)

Type of Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
Head of State Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (President)
Head of Government Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies State Great Khural

Social Facts

mongolsImage from http://toptoursmongolia.com

Time zone UTC + 7:00/8:00
Human Development Index 0.727 (high, 90th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 98.4% (men, 98.2%; women, 98.6%)
% of people with internet access 21.44% (approx. 634,438)
Life Expectancy 68.8 years (Males: 64.7, Females: 73.2)
Drives on the Right
Calling code +966
ISO 3166 code MN
Internet TLD .mn

Maldives

maldives


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Maldives Qualifications Authority
Liaison Officer Ms. Aminath Asra
Director
Maldives Qualifications Authority
2nd Floor, Velaanaame
Male, Maldives
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on “Strategies for the Promotion of TVET”, and National Seminar on “Innovative Practices and Strategies for Improving Capacity of the TVET Systems in Maldives”. April 5-9, 2015.
2014: In-Country Program on Competency-Based Education and Training (CBE&T). March 23-27, 2014.
2013: Special In-Country Program on "Champion Leaders Development Program For TVET Skills For Poverty Alleviation". March 31-April 4, 2013.
2011: In-Country Program on Competency-Based Training and Assessment. June 12-16, 2011.
Ambassador Dr. Guillermina "Mina" Tapia Gabor
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives to the Philippines
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Maldives
No. 1 Sta. Escolastica Street corner Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City, Philippines

Economy

maldives money

GDP (billions) $3.270 billion (nominal: 160th; 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $8,969 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVN) = 100 Laari
Major Exports fish
Major Imports petroleum products, ships, foodstuffs, clothing, intermediate and capital goods
Major Industries fish processing, tourism, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, garments, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral, sand mining
Major Export Partners United Arab Emirates 28%, Singapore 16%, India 9%, Sri Lanka 6%, Thailand 5% (2014)
Major Import Partners Singapore 18%, United Arab Emirates 18%, India 9%, Malaysia 8.3%, China 6.7% (2014 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $540 million (2016)
Inflation 2.5%
Population below Poverty Line 16.0%
Gini Coefficient 37.4 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank N/A
Ease of Doing Business Rank 135th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 88.70% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 11.30% (2016, est.)

Politics

maldives-president-abdullah-yameenAbdullah Yameen (http://www.adaderana.lk)

Type of Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Head of State Abdulla Yameen (President)
Head of Government Abdulla Yameen (President)
Legislating Body/Bodies People’s Majlis

Social Facts

maldives-peopleImage from http://en.mihaaru.com

Time zone UTC + 5:00
Human Development Index 0.706 (high, 103rd out of 180)
Literacy Rate 99.8% (men, 99.8%; women, 98.8%)
% of people with internet access 54.46% (approx. 198,018)
Life Expectancy 78.5 years (Males: 76.9, Females: 80.2)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +960
ISO 3166 code MV
Internet TLD .mv
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