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ADB-Timor-Leste Partnership Strategy

The country partnership strategy (CPS) with Timor-Leste for 2016-2020 will help develop a sustainable non-oil economy by improving infrastructure, developing key institutions, and increasing investments in human capital.

The CPS will help Timor-Leste upgrade transport links, expand access to clean water in major urban centers, and make improvements to the financial and environmental sustainability of its electricity system. It will also help the government develop an integrated system for technical education and continue important reforms to develop the financial sector.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018 for Timor-Leste presents a pipeline of proposed investments and technical assistance to address key constraints to inclusive growth and economic diversification. It indicates lending support for transport, urban services and energy. Technical assistance and grants will support development of technical and vocational education, increased access to finance, regional cooperation and integration, and capacity development. This choice of sectors is consistent with the CPS.

The Access to Information Policy recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.