Member Since 1973

Partner Ministry/Organization
Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA)

Address of Embassy in Manila
Maldivian Honorary Consulate in Manila
401 El Grande Avenue, BF Homes Subdivision
Parañaque City 1720

Participation in Regional Programs (2018-2023)
  • Regional Program on Navigating the Future of TVET: Addressing Challenges and Fostering Positive Change, December 4-6, 2023, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TMPF); Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech)
  • Regional Program on Empowering TVET Sector through Digitalization and Climate Resilient Skills for Sustainable Development, October 16-20, 2023, Manila, Philippines, in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Regional Program on Revolutionalize TVET: Innovation in Transformational Pedagogy, Competency Building and International Collaboration, October 2-5, 2023, Johor, Malaysia, in collaboration with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM); and Malaysia Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (MyRIVET)
  • Regional Program on Leadership for Sustainable TVET and Senior Executive Conference for CPSC Strategic Plan 2023-2028, December 12-16, 2022, Bangkok, Thailand, in collaboration with Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC)
  • Regional Program on Innovation in Curriculum Development Integrating ICT and Digital Skills,
    February 15-19, 2021, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Innovating TVET by Developing Digital Contents Using ICT Tools,
    February 1-5, 2021, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Strategic Plan Development to Ensure Quality Management System,
    November 23-27, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Effective Methods of TVET Curriculum Development to Integrate 21st Century Skills, September 21-25, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Equipping Digital Competencies in TVET to Address IR 4.0, August 24-28, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Equipping Future Workforce with 21st Century and Technopreneurship Skills through Quality TVET Programs, February 2-6, 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in collaboration with Institution of Diploma Engineers (IDEB)-Bangladesh
  • Regional Program on Quality Assurance in TVET and APACC Strategic Planning, October 21-25, 2019,
    Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Skilling TVET in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, August 25-29, 2019,
    Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Sustainable (Green) Skills and Employability through TVET, April 22-26, 2019,
    Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Entrepreneurship in TVET and International Conference on Skilling for Self-Employment, February 18-22, 2019, Chandigarh, India, in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR)-Chandigarh
  • Regional Program on Quality and Sustainable TVET and International Conference on Skills in TVET for Sustainability, October 8-10, 2018, Chennai, India, in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR)-Chennai
  • Regional Program on TVET for Socio-Economic Transformation and International Conference on Innovations in TVET for Socio-Economic Development, October 1-3, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, in collaboration with the Diploma Engineers Association (DEAN)-Nepal; and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)

Recent Programs Held (2018-2023)
No programs were held in Maldives after 2018.

  • In-Country Program on Entrepreneurship Development in TVET (April 8-12)

Country Flag

Official Name
Republic of Maldives

Land Area
298 km²

Country Borders





National Holiday
26 July 1965 (Independence from the United Kingdom)

Photo courtesy of Maldives Independent

No. of Years - Primary Education
6 years

No. of Years - Secondary School
4 to 6 years

No. of Years - Post-Secondary Education
1 to 3 years

Ministry of Supervising Education
Ministry of Education Maldives

Logo of the Maldives National Skills Development Authority

Agency Handling TVET
Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA)

Formal TVET System
The Maldives skills-based training delivery consists of 2 choices for a Two Track, Demand Driven TVET System. Institution-Based Training and Employer-Based Training are equally recognized pathways or tracks to develop a career based on skills training.


Qualification Framework
The Maldives Accreditation Board (MAB) established the first version of the Maldives National Qualifications Framework (MNQF) in 2001. This aims to provide learners, employers and education providers with standardized and quality assured qualifications. The MNQF has undergone revisions to align it with internationally accepted standards.

Level of MNQF


TVET Financing
The Ministry of Education, as well as the Asian Development Bank, provide the funds of TVET in Maldives. Programs are also initiated by the Government of Maldives and Tourism Industries.

Refined Petroleum, Import in Maldives
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5% (2023)
Source: International Monetary Fund

Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)

Major Exports
Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($433M)
Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($94.4M)
Petroleum Gas ($40.5M)
Processed Fish ($35M)
Fish Filets ($23.3M

Major Imports
Refined Petroleum ($499M)
Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($112M)
Broadcasting Equipment ($87.6M)
Petroleum Gas ($79M)
Raw Iron Bars ($62.1M)

Major Export Partners
India ($488M)
Thailand ($79.4M)
Germany ($17.5M)
Oman ($14.3M)
United Kingdom ($14M)

Major Import Partners
India ($584M)
China ($552M)
United Arab Emirates ($343M)
Oman ($320M)
Malaysia ($226M)

H.E. Mohamed Muizzu, President of Maldives
Photo courtesy of Office of the President of Maldives

Type of Government
Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Head of State
His Excellency Mohamed Muizzu
President of Maldives

Branches of Government
The Executive
The Legislature
The Judiciary

Celebration of Victory Day
Photo courtesy of Maldive Times/LinkedIn

Literacy Rate
97.86% (2021)

Country Code

ISO Code

Internet TLD

Other Important Holidays
The Day Maldives Embraced Islam (October 2)
Victory Day (November 3)
Republic Day (November 11)
Prophet’s Birthday (Third month of the Islamic calendar)