Community Mobilization for Poverty Alleviation & Social Inclusion in Service Delivery

Project background

Six UN agencies are cooperating on this multidimensional programme in order to address the human insecurities faced by vulnerable people in these districts, the country’s poorest.  COMPASIS places particular focus on women farmers, widows, unemployed youth, returning IDPs, children, and food insecure people. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Project activities

COMPASIS aims to protect poor households in the districts of Ermera and the Oecusse exclave by mobilizing these communities against poverty, hunger, poor health, illiteracy and social exclusion.

Project results

COMPASIS uses community mobilization and social inclusion to achieve the following objectives:

  • Reduce extreme poverty among vulnerable groups through community mobilization, agro-based micro-enterprises, skills training and post-training support (Partners – FAO, ILO, WFP, UNDP)
  • Promote social inclusion in the service delivery system (Partners – UNICEF UNFPA)
  • Increase community awareness of maternal and child health (Partners – UNICEF)
  • Build the skills of service providers in planning and executing community-based water, sanitation and primary health and hygiene schemes.

UNDP is responsible for implementing three poverty reduction activities:

  • Establish and strengthen 200 self-help groups
  • Assist self-help groups identify enterprise opportunities and provide training in preparing business plans
  • Support community-based rehabilitation of 16 small but critical rural infrastructure projects



Project start date:

January 2010

Estimated end date:

February 2017

Focus area:

  • inclusive & sustainable growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Timor-Leste

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Voluntary Contributions
  • United Nations
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2017 -$1,360

    2016 -$257

    2014 $15,129

    2013 $268,329

    2012 $748,496

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