Timor-Leste and ADB

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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.

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1.15(2013) Population in millions

2.4%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate

49.9%(2007) Population living below the national poverty line

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