Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
Investments in basic services must be complemented by policy and regulatory reforms as well as capacity development to support a shift towards more commercially viable utilities in the Pacific, says the latest issue of the ADB Pacific Economic Monitor.
Timor-Leste plans to provide universal access to clean water by 2030. ADB is supporting the plan, focusing on improving water supply in Dili and the municipal capitals. More than 30,000 people in 4,400 households now have a reliable water supply.
An inclusive business approach to coffee farming in Timor-Leste is helping rural communities achieve an end-to-end sustainable supply chain, putting the country on course for a coffee renaissance.
ADB is scaling up its assistance in the Pacific, with our active portfolio growing from $500 million in 2004 to $2.6 billion at the end of 2017.
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
- Enhancing ADB’s Support for Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- Baucau to Viqueque Highway Project
- Policy and Planning Development for Public Investments, Subproject 1
- Olam International Limited: Inclusive, Sustainable, and Connected Coffee Value Chain
- Policy and Planning for Public Investments