Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
ADB’s interventions in the Pacific should help countries reduce the high cost of doing business and providing services, develop capacity to manage risks from economic shocks, natural disasters, and climate change, as well as promote the creation of competitive high value-added goods and services.
This brief provides representatives of national government and regional organizations—and other key decision makers in climate change, development, fisheries, agriculture, environment, and natural resource management in Coral Triangle of the Pacific (CTP) and similar countries—with policy advice to help rural communities adapt to climate change.
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.