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The results of the 2014 Maldives Population and Housing Census provide a new basis through which to review population and other macro-policies in the Maldives. As part of UNFPA's work with the National Bureau of Statistics in the nation’s capital, Malé, the Thematic Analysis on Youth in the Maldives builds on data and analysis from the 2014 census as well as other sources. The report will help to inform national policy discussions and provide policymakers with the tools they need to make evidence-based decisions.
The report makes extensive use of the concept ‘youth transition’. The concept refers to the transitional stage in life when young people generally undergo a series of changes, moving from childhood through adolescents to adulthood. These stages may, for example, include leaving school and the parental home, finding a place to live and work, and managing new health risks.