National Projects

Survey On Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease - STEP Survey 2020-2021

This report presents the finding of the Maldives STEPS survey 2020-21, a nation-wide study conducted by the Maldives National University (MNU) for Health Protection Agency in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MoH). The study addresses the common risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), specificall the use of tobacco, alcohol, and also dietary habits that predispose to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer. The scope of the study also covers mental health. addiction, injuries, and access to health care.

Maldives Nitrogen Policy Report: Scientific Evidence, Current Initiatives and Policy Landscape 

The comprehensive study conducted in this report provides a necessary step to understanding the current nitrogen policy landscape for Maldives within South Asia. The report highlights the issues and challenges around nitrogen pollution and management, overview of the nitrogen issues at the global and national scale, methods and results from the SANH nitrogen policy dataset1, the drivers of emissions and policy trends at the country level, emerging issues, and contains a case study overview of significant nitrogen control policies.

Disengagement of Maldivian Youth

This report presents findings from a research study carried out on the youth of the Maldives to determine the
factors that lead youth to commit crimes and the issues that they face which leads to repeat offences. The proceeding sections of this report present an outline of the background of the study from the available literature in the Maldivian context, research objectives, scope, and methodology for this undertaking. This will be followed
by the findings, discussions, and conclusions with implications and recommendations for policy makers, parents, caregivers, and to the society in general.