Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Pacific Energy Update 2017: Timor-Leste

    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.

  • Pacific Growth to Pick Up in 2017 — ADB Report

    Pacific economies face gradually improving growth prospects in the next 12 months on the back of stronger economic fundamentals, says a new ADB report

  • Pacific Urban Update 2016: Timor-Leste

    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.

  • Timor-Leste: Development Effectiveness Brief

    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.


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