The Government Strategic Action Plan 2019-2023 outlines an ambitious agenda for digital development as a key step towards economic diversification. The Digital Maldives for Adaptation, Decentralization and Diversification (DMADD) Project (P177040), aims to support the Maldives in its digital transformation.
The DMADD project is funded by a grant from the World Bank and will be led by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology (MoECCT) and implemented by the National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT). Key beneficiaries include the National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT), Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) and the Department of National Registration (DNR).
The proposed Project aims to support the use of digital technologies to decentralize, diversify and to adapt to climate change. The project objective is to enhance the enabling environment for the digital economy in Maldives, to improve identification for in-person and remote service delivery, and to leverage data and analytics for a green, resilient, and inclusive development. It is designed around four components and the proposed activities are conceived following the country’s priorities and funding needs in the medium term.
Key Project Components
- Enabling environment for improved digital connectivity and competitiveness.
- Digital identification for improved online and in-person service delivery.
- Digital technologies and data platform for climate resilience; and
- Project management and implementation support.
The project will assist the government in laying the legal and regulatory foundations for the digital economy and the provision of digital services, fostering the growth of high-quality and reasonably priced Internet services, and fostering trust in digital transactions and service delivery. Hence, The project will fund technical assistance to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks in such areas as data protection, cybersecurity and cybercrime, electronic transactions, identification, and provide support for their operationalization through enhancing institutional capacity and developing pertinent roadmaps, strategies, and other tools and guidance.
- Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology
- Department of National Registrations
- The National Centre for Information Technology
- Communications Authority of Maldives