Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

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.

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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