Timor-Leste and ADB

ADB’s support to Timor-Leste is focused on building climate-resilient infrastructure and basic services, and strengthening the enabling environment for economic diversification.

In the Spotlight

  • Development Asia

    Addressing Timor-Leste’s Food Security and Nutrition

    Timor-Leste is predominantly an agrarian economy with 66% of households engaged in some form of subsistence agriculture. Agriculture contributes to about 16% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Coffee, its main cash crop, comprises over 90% of its non-oil exports.

  • Development Asia

    Developing Timor-Leste’s Blue Economy

    Blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihood, and job creation while preserving the health of marine and coastal ecosystems.

  • Video

    Towards Climate-resilient Roads in Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Together with the Government of Timor-Leste and the National University of Timor-Leste, ADB is conducting a study to examine climate adaptation measures in the road sector.

  • Brochures and Flyers

    Asian Development Bank and Timor-Leste: Fact Sheet

    ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste since 1999 with a focus on removing infrastructure bottlenecks and institutional constraints to open the way for more sustainable development.

 

Timor-Leste Facts

ADB's Work in Timor-Leste

ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste since 1999 with a focus on removing infrastructure bottlenecks and institutional constraints to open the way for more sustainable development. ADB’s expanded portfolio is now supporting the government’s efforts toward economic diversification.

To date, ADB has committed 79 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $751.5 million to Timor-Leste.


 

Data: Timor-Leste

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Timor-Leste, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

 

ADB Projects in Timor-Leste View all projects

 
 

Contact: Timor-Leste Resident Mission (TLRM)

Rua Cabo Verde No 16, Posto Administrativo, Vera Cruz, Suco Motael, Aldeia Halibur, Dili, Timor-Leste

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


Stefania Dina (Ms)
Country Director
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Bold Sandagdorj (Mr)
Country Economist
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Jose Perreira (Mr)
Senior Project Officer
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Elsty Davidz-Morato (Ms)
Senior Social Development Officer (Gender)
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The Timor-Leste Resident Mission (TLRM) was opened in 2000 and provides the primary operational link for activities between ADB and the government, the private sector, civil society stakeholders, and development partners. The resident mission engages in policy dialogue, country partnership strategy development and programming, and portfolio management, while also acting as a knowledge base on development issues in Timor-Leste.

TLRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 17 November 2023