Maldives - Foreign investment

Assistance has been received from IBRD, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, the EU, the Colombo Plan, CARE, and other international agencies, mostly in the form of grants and low-interest loans. In the 1990s funds from donors averaged over 8% of GDP annually, although in 2000, when, according to UNCTAD, the Maldives received $13.3 million from donors, ODA (Official Development Assistance) was only 2.4% of GDP. Liberalized foreign investment policies have been adopted in recent years in order to attract needed development capital, especially for hotel and resort construction and other businesses related to the tourism industry.

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