AHI was commissioned by the World Bank and the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure to conduct a housing market needs and assessment study in the Greater Male Area and Maldivian atolls. This study’s objective was to inform and support the ministry with its Draft National Housing Policy that answered Maldives housing challenges. Our team evaluated social housing programs and government interventions on the housing market, developed a thorough housing supply assessment, and analyzed institutional and policy gaps. Our local partner Riyan, supported by AHI, conducted an extensive consumer research using surveys in 19 islands and Focus Group Discussions in 12 islands. The consumer research aimed at assessing households’ needs, preferences, and challenges faced when it comes to housing. Our team is currently developing a roadmap and recommendations to support the housing sector in the Maldives.