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Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • A Solid Foundation for Asia's Newest Country

    Timor-Leste, Asia’s youngest country, has moved past the strife of recent years and is undertaking the difficult work of building a strong, resilient economy that benefits all. ADB is by its side.

  • How can the Pacific tackle the challenges of isolation?

    Pacific economies are looking to overcome their remoteness through telecommunications technology, improved transport networks, and greater private investment and competition, says a new ADB report.

  • 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.

  • 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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