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Cablegate: Millenium Challenge Account Country Data, Maldives

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000409

SIPDIS

TREASURY FOR JOHN WINGLE, OFFICE OF QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN MV ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: MILLENIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COUNTRY DATA, MALDIVES

REF: STATE 46075

1. The Embassy received a fax from the Department of
External Resources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Maldives responding to our request for data
required for the Millennium Challenge Account. All figures
are in millions of Maldives Rufiyaa. Data within
parenthesis indicate deficits. Data for 2000 and 2001 are
actuals. Data for 2002 are provisional. The data reported
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs match closely with data
reported in the Statistical Appendix issued with the IMF
Staff Report for Maldives for 2002.

2. Overall budget balance including grants:
2000: Rf (321.5)
2001: Rf (363.3)
2002: Rf (595.6)
Post observation: The comparable figure for 1999 is Rf. (281.1)

3. Total Government expenditure on health:
2000: Rf 299.2
2001: Rf 300.8
2002: Rf 314.9
Post observation: The comparable figure for 1999 is Rf 259.4

4a. Total government expenditure on education (includes pre-
primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and other):
2000: Rf 541.2
2001: Rf 515.6
2002: Rf 589.8
Post observation: The comparable figure for 1999 is Rf 450.8.

4b. Expenditure on pre-primary, primary and secondary
education is as follows:
2000: Rf 366.7
2001: Rf 372.9
2002: Rf 333.8

5. Nominal GDP (in millions of Rufiyaa):
1999: Rf 6,935
2000: Rf 7,348
2001: Rf 7,651 (Provisional estimate)
2002: Rf 7,906 (Budget estimate)
Source for GDP: IMF, Maldives-Statistical Appendix issued
on December 18, 2002.

WILLS

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