ADB-Timor-Leste Partnership Strategy

The country operations business plan, 2015-2017 is the last COBP for Timor-Leste to be prepared under the country partnership strategy, 2011-2015. It represents continuing support for country-led efforts to develop a diversified economy as a basis for long-term improvements in living standards.

The COBP acknowledges Timor-Leste's fragility, and is closely aligned with its Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and the Program of the Fifth Constitutional Government, 2012-2017. It anticipates the direction of the next country partnership strategy with larger scale operations and greater leveraging of government and private financing. The COBP indicates lending for transport and urban infrastructure. Technical assistance and grants will support capacity building, regional cooperation and integration, and technical and vocational training.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.