Timor-Leste and ADB

ADB’s country partnership strategy for Timor-Leste, 2023–2027 focuses on building climate-resilient infrastructure and basic services, and strengthening the enabling environment for economic diversification.

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Timor-Leste Facts

ADB's Work in Timor-Leste

ADB has been supporting Timor-Leste since its independence 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 of Timor-Leste’s efforts to foster a conducive environment for private sector development and economic diversification.

To date, ADB has committed 80 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $756 million to Timor-Leste. ADB’s current sovereign portfolio in Timor-Leste includes 14 loans worth $574.5 million.


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
Bold Sandagdorj (Mr)
Country Economist
Jose Perreira (Mr)
Senior Project Officer
Elsty Davidz-Morato (Ms)
Senior Social Development Officer (Gender)

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