Launch of the Economic Research Center (ERC) by the Ministry of Economic Development, Supported by UNDP Maldives


The Economic Research Center (ERC) ( set up by the Ministry of Economic Development (MoED), with technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives has been launched today.

MoED and UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in February 2022 to provide technical assistance for strengthening evidence-based policy making and enhancing investments in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the establishment of ERC marks an important milestone under this partnership.

The ERC aims to bring about a paradigm shift in the way public policy is formulated in the Maldives by mainstreaming the use of data and innovation tools to address complex developmental challenges.

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Press Release: Dhivehi | English