Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
From 2003 to 2014, Timor-Leste successfully increased electriﬁcation rates from 22% to 71%, and currently possesses sufficient installed capacity to connect all households and meet peak residential, commercial, and industrial demand for the coming decade.
The Dili Urban Water Supply Sector Project has improved water supply tertiary distribution by (i) reducing and controlling water losses in Dili; (ii) achieving more efficient hydraulic management of the Dili water supply system; and (iii) upgrading the leak detection, leak reduction, and management skills.
ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste’s development since 1999, helping the government build a broad-based, non-oil economy through supportive investments in the national road network, urban water supply, and vocational education.
Timor-Leste’s development prospects hinge on prudent use of its petroleum wealth to finance high-quality, sustainable investments in physical and human capital. The country has made excellent progress in state building and improving key social services, but its human development indicators remain among the lowest in the region.
The country partnership strategy, 2016–2020 for Timor-Leste will help develop a sustainable non-oil economy by improving infrastructure, developing key institutions, and increasing investments in human capital.
Read the ADB and Timor-Leste fact sheet.
Projects in Timor-Leste
Average annual population growth rate in Timor-Leste (2011-2016)
Population living below the national poverty line in Timor-Leste (2014)
Maternal mortality ratio in Timor-Leste, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Timor-Leste, in millions (2016)