Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
Timor-Leste’s gender gap has narrowed in education, employment and political influence, but significant challenges remain in achieving gender equality on a range of other measures, according to a new report.
ADB supports vocational education in Timor-Leste, creating jobs and opportunities for the country's next generation of citizens. Watch the video.
ADB has partnered with the Government of Timor-Leste to help make long-term improvements in living standards since 1999, 3 years before Timor-Leste gained independence and became a member of ADB. In the initial years, support concentrated on emergency infrastructure.
Since 2006, ADB assistance has focused on rehabilitating infrastructure required for connectivity, and building the capacity to ensure that infrastructure is operated and maintained effectively.
Rapid progress is possible, as Timor-Leste can draw on its substantial petroleum resources to invest in core infrastructure, basic services, and capacity building.