Results of ADB-supported Operations: Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste became a member of ADB in 2002, the year in which it formally became an independent state. ADB assistance to Timor-Leste over 1999–2005 concentrated on emergency infrastructure.

Recently, Timor-Leste has initiated a new development phase, funded by offshore petroleum revenue. The country aims to achieve a high rate of sustainable economic growth through the conversion of its petroleum wealth into human and physical capital. In 2011–2015, ADB will help the government achieve this fast tracking of development by supporting the upgrading of the country’s infrastructure and other complementary initiatives.

Development Outputs from ADB-Supported Projects in Timor-Leste, 2004-2012

As of 31 Dec 2012 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Transport
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 138
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 500,000

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports

National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded between 2004-2012: 138 kilometers

Length of open access road networks built or upgraded in km (without full access control). "Upgrading" includes all activity to restore a degraded road to originally intended design capacity (repair/rehabilitation) and to improve on its design capacity (e.g. by widening). Upgrading does not cover road signage (only).

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
38618-012: Road Sector Improvement Grant G0017 27-Sep-05 29-Apr-10 Successful 138
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Beneficiaries from road projects between 2004-2012: 500,000

Includes all beneficiaries defined by reports and recommendations of the President or project completion reports as beneficiaries of roads constructed or upgraded; generally those in the vicinity of the road or in the project area. Beneficiaries of railway projects are not included.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
38618-012: Road Sector Improvement Grant G0017 27-Sep-05 29-Apr-10 Successful 500,000
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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This feeder road connects the villages of Nuntana and Raifun to the Maliana town in Timor-Leste. Half a million people have benefited from ADB-funded road projects during 2004-2011 in the country.