Timor-Leste and ADB

In the Spotlight

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 (CPS), 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.


  • Pacific Urban Update 2016

    ADB’s operations in the Pacific help provide essential services to growing urban populations for water supply, wastewater, and solid waste management.
  • Publication29 Dec 2016

    Business Law Reform

    The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative is working with Pacific governments to create simplified, modern, and locally-tailored business laws.
  • Publication29 Dec 2016

    Financing Growth

    Financial markets in the Pacific are generally underdeveloped, and many people do not have access to basic financial services, especially in rural areas.

Projects in Timor-Leste