The Statistical Yearbook of Maldives - 2008 was prepared by the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Planning and National Development.

Publication of this series is made possible through the timely and valuable contributions of the concerned agencies, including all atoll offices and island offices. We gratefully acknowledge their continued cooperation and support, in providing the necessary information. Names of the agencies that provided data for the Yearbook are acknowledged in the respective tables of the publication.

Data compilation for this publication was undertaken by Ms. Maharath Ahmed, assisted by Ms. Rasheeda Najeeb and Ms. Aminath Shirmeen. Editing and verification were carried out by a team of staff from the Statistics Division. The Statistical Yearbook of Maldives 2007 was successfully completed under the supervision of Ms. Rasheeda Ali and Mr. Idham Fahumy with the guidance and advice of Mr. Fuwad Thowfeek and Ms. Aishath Shahuda.

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