Timor-Leste: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index

Date: August 2012
Document Type: Consultant's Reports
Project Number: 44152-012

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This country study provides updated information and data on social protection arrangements, legislation, and institutions and calculates the social protection index (SPI) for Timor-Leste in view of the revised SPI methodology. The revised SPI methodology also provides scope to measure the gender responsiveness of programs, and poverty targeting of programs.

The primary objective of the Timor-Leste Country Report is to present the results of the research on social protection programs and policies in Timor-Leste from all related ministries, particularly Social, Health, Education and State Secretariat for Employment and Vocational Training; and, summarize quantitative information on these activities to enable the formulation of a national SPI. This is the first study to gather information on social policy and programs in Timor-Leste in the formulation of an SPI.