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Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

Private Sector Engagement Boosts Performance of State-Owned Enterprises

Engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships and privatization improves the performance and service delivery of state-owned enterprises, according to a new report by ADB. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

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Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More


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.

Fast Facts

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

Proposed Projects

There are no proposed projects at this time.

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
12.00 / 6.86
Education (1)
146.00 / 83.43
Transport and ICT (6)
17.00 / 9.71
Water Supply (2)
175.00 / 100.00
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013