Since 1999, UNDP has been supporting the Timorese people move from post-conflict recovery towards sustainable development. UNDP's Country Action Plan 2015-2019, developed in partnership with and approved by the Timor-Leste government, aims to build the foundations for lasting peace, resilience to climate induced natural disaster, and poverty reduction.
The Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) signed at independence on 20 May 2002, provided an early framework for UNDP’s work in the country as well as the ongoing legal basis for UNDP’s operations in Timor-Leste.
UNDP recognizes that the Timor-Leste government is primarily responsible for the national development agenda. The current Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2015-2019 was designed in partnership with state institutions, responding to the key priorities of the Government of Timor-Leste over the period. UNDP Timor-Leste’s programme areas, and individual projects within each of those portfolios, are designed around the goals of resilience building, sustainable development and inclusive and effective democratic governance.
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