Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Timor-Leste: Country Partnership Strategy (2016-2020)

    ADB has approved a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) with Timor-Leste for 2016-2020 which will help it develop a sustainable non-oil economy by improving infrastructure, developing key institutions, and increasing investments in human capital.

  • The Coral Triangle: An Ecosystem Under Threat

    The Coral Triangle is one of the world's richest areas of marine life. Unfortunately, unsustainable and destructive methods are threatening this marginal ecosystem.

  • Digital Financial Services in the Pacific

    Digital financial services (DFS) are effective means of enhancing financial inclusion in the Pacific but major challenges, including the establishment of reliable agent networks and the building of sufficient consumer trust still need to be addressed throughout the region.

  • Timor-Leste: Development Effectiveness Brief

    ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste’s development since 1999, helping the government build a broad-based, non-oil economy through supportive investments in the national road network, urban water supply, and vocational education.

Timor-Leste’s development prospects hinge on prudent use of its petroleum wealth to finance high-quality, sustainable investments in physical and human capital. The country has made excellent progress in state building and improving key social services, but its human development indicators remain among the lowest in the region.

ADB's country operations business plan, 2015-2017 is closely aligned with Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan, 2011-2030, which involves a range of development initiatives in transport, urban water supply, infrastructure management, technical and vocational education and training, finance, and regional cooperation and integration.

Read the ADB and Timor Leste fact sheet.


Projects in Timor-Leste

  • 215

    Maternal mortality ratio in Timor-Leste, per 100,000 live births (2015)

  • 1.17

    Population in Timor-Leste, in millions (2015)

  • 1.8%

    Average annual population growth rate in Timor-Leste (2010-2015)

  • 49.9%

    Population living below the national poverty line in Timor-Leste (Before 2010)

    Refers to preliminary/interim figures; or refers to periods before 2010.