Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB is working with civil society organizations in Timor-Leste to offer vocational skills training to reduce unemployment and promote development.
The economies of countries in the Pacific are expected to recover over the next two years, although building resilience against natural hazards and climate change remains a key priority, according to a new ADB report.
Timor-Leste is upgrading its road network to promote economic growth and spread petroleum wealth outside the capital city of Dili. Watch video
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.
Projects in Timor-Leste
- Pacific Renewable Energy Program
- Preliminary Assessment for Dili Airport Runway Upgrading Project
- Implementing a Differentiated Approach to Urban Development in the Pacific
- Support for Achieving the Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals
- Support for Innovation and Technology Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific