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Civil Society Brief: Timor-Leste

Publication | April 2019
Civil Society Brief: Timor-Leste

This brief provides an overview of active local and international civil society organizations in Timor-Leste.

Improving civil society capacity in Timor-Leste has been a focus of numerous local and international development efforts for some years. As a result, today in Timor-Leste, a number of reliable, robust, and credible civil society organizations (CSOs) work both independently and with development partners. The capacity of Timor-Leste CSOs has increased since the restoration of independence, particularly among Dili-based CSOs, but major sustainability and operational challenges remain for the civil society sector in Timor-Leste as donor funds tighten.