Article 4 of the Constitution of the Maldives stipulates that

all the powers of the State of the Maldives are derived

from the citizens and remain with the citizens. The power

to elect representatives through elections ensure that the

powers of the state do remain with the citizens. Direct and

elected representatives at island and community level will

help improve local governance and the democratic system.
The purpose of this position paper is to bring to the

attention of the public and relevant institutions some of the

major systemic issues within the electoral framework and

advocate for changes to the system.

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Local Council Election 2014 – Position Paper


Article 4 of the Constitution of the Maldives stipulates that all the powers of the State of the Maldives are derived from the citizens and remain with the citizens. The power to elect representatives through elections ensure that the powers of the state do remain with the citizens. Direct and elected representatives at island and community level will help improve local governance and the democratic system.

The purpose of this position paper is to bring to the attention of the public and relevant institutions some of the major systemic issues within the electoral framework and advocate for changes to the system.

This paper highlights critical and fundamental issues in the local governance and council election systems. Transparency Maldives hopes that this paper creates discussion on these issues and paves way for the implementation of the recommendations to strengthen the local governance and council election systems.

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Click to view/download full position paper in Dhivehi


Since inception, with only three staff a little over five years ago, Transparency Maldives (TM) has expanded and diversified, undertaking anti-corruption research and advocacy programs, and consequently widening our network partnership to include several of the key institutions. TM has become a reliable force in combating corruption and promoting good governance in the Maldives. We have also become a credible voice both nationally and internationally for our efforts in leading the systematic observation of the heavily contested 2013 Presidential election, where we employed cutting edge methods and international standards in observing the election, and deployed over 400 observers across the country.

 

Having established our relevance in the national public sphere and society, at a time when the corruption scale is worsening amid extreme politicization of institutions and polarization of society, we are committed to working with our wide and diverse stakeholder base, despite the many challenges ahead in establishing tangible measures against corruption in the Maldives.

 

Using Transparency International’s best practice guidelines and with extensive stakeholder discussions analysing our priorities, Professor Arjuna Prakrama guided our stakeholder dialogue and supported the development of this strategic plan under severe personal health challenges. We thank Professor Prakrama for his contribution as the consultant for this plan.

 

We are also grateful to Transparency International for funding this project. We would also like to congratulate and thank, Iham Mohamed, TM’s previous Executive Director, for directing the project and Thoriq Hamid for managing and overseeing the successful completion of the project. I also thank all who participated in this deliberative process.

 

It is hoped that this strategic plan will guide us further and increase our collective strength in the fight against corruption to achieve progressive gains in all aspects of our multi-pronged campaign to save our society from the pernicious effects and resiliency of corruption.

 

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The Climate Finance Integrity Programme was piloted in 2011 by Transparency International in six countries, including the Maldives, to monitor the increasing climate related finance, the governance of raising and managing these funds and the governance of these funds within the selected countries. This report is the national report for the mapping assessment conducted for Maldives. The research has briefly looked at all government institutions that were active during the research phase, from 2011 to mid-2013, in the delivery and monitoring of climate change projects that were funded by the government or externally.

 

Read the full report here Assessment of Climate Finance in the Maldives


Renewing relevance,

prioritizing participation & communicating for credibility

It is hoped that this strategic plan will guide us further and increase our collective strength in

the fight against corruption to achieve progressive gains in all aspects of our multi-pronged

campaign to save our society from the pernicious effects and resiliency of corruption.

Strategic priorities and specific interventions are arranged around five thematic

areas and broad strategic interventions have been prioritized as they combine TM’s comparative

advantage and proven success with the Maldives’ most crucial needs, and because taken

together they mutually reinforce each other. 

 


The Government of the Maldives is in the process of establishing Maldives Green Fund (MGF), under a Presidential Decree. Currently, the proposed legal forms for the Fund include either State Owned Enterprise coming under the Companies Act or a Trust Fund coming under Public Finance Act provision.

The MGF will handle climate finance on a range of sectors, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and waste management among others. Once established programmes such as Scaling Up of Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Programme in the Maldives, projected to be worth USD139 million, will come under MGF.

This document outlines Transparency Maldives’ general comments and proposals on the documents establishing MGF.

 

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Maldives Green Fund: General Policy Brief


The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) surveys opinions and experiences of the public on corruption. The GCB is one of the tools utilized by TI in understanding corruption.

 

Transparency International (TI) is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency Maldives is the national contact of TI in Maldives.

 

Click to view/download the Global Corruption Barometer Survey 2013 in English and Dhivehi

 

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Global Corruption Barometer Survey 2013


The Climate Finance Integrity Programme was piloted in 2011 by Transparency International in six

countries, including the Maldives, to monitor the increasing climate related finance, the governance

of raising and managing these funds and the governance of these funds within the selected

countries. This report is the national report for the mapping assessment conducted for Maldives.

The research has briefly looked at all government institutions that were active during the research

phase, from 2011 to mid-2013, in the delivery and monitoring of climate change projects that were

funded by the government or externally. Institutions are analysed briefly in terms of governance and

transparency aspects in relation to use of climate finance.

This report represents a summary of the research process and findings for the Maldives under five

sections: an introduction (which also sets out the definition of climate finance which guided the

research process), the research methodology, the visual map and a narrative of the key actors in the

map, conclusions and recommendations

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An Assessment of Climate Finance Governance in Maldives

Rayyithukan


Rayyithukan or Citizenship is a publication produced by Transparency Maldives to foster citizen participation in our democracy by all citizens and especially youth. This publication highlights the rights and responsibilities afforded to the citizens of Maldives, traits of good governance and positive citizenship in the interest of establishing good governance and consolidate democracy.

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Rayyithukan