Timor-Leste and ADB | Asian Development Bank

Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Responding to Timor-Leste's Development Needs

    Timor-Leste, Asia’s youngest country, has moved past the strife of recent years and is building an economy that benefits all. ADB Country Director Paolo Spantigati explains how ADB is working with the country to support its future development.

  • Pacific Transport Update 2017

    This document provides an overview of ADB’s transport projects in the Pacific region. It highlights the impacts and outcomes of initiatives completed in 2016 and active in 2017.

  • Pacific Economic Monitor - December 2017

    This latest issue highlights the gains of Pacific developing member countries and the challenges that these countries continue to face including the impacts of climate change.

  • Timor-Leste: Laying the Foundations for Prosperity

    ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste’s development since 1999. According to this country brief, ADB is 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