Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

Despite excellent progress in statebuilding, and improvements to key social services, human development indicators in Timor-Leste remain among the lowest in the region. Prospects for further progress hinge on prudent use of the country’s petroleum wealth to finance high quality, sustainable investments in physical and human capital.

ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011-2015 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.

Fact Sheet


Projects in Timor-Leste

1.21(2014) Population in millions

2.7%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

49.9%* Population living below the national poverty line (*Preliminary/interim figure; or refers to period before 2009.)

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