Local Governance Support Programme

Project background

Since 2003, Timor-Leste has been working on a framework for decentralization and local government. Based on clear provisions in the Timor-Leste Constitution and directives from the Council of Ministers, the overall vision of the Government is to establish a strong, democratic and efficient local governance system. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne’e)

Project activities

Established in early 2007 to support to the Government’s plans for nation-wide decentralization reform, the LGSP provides direct technical support to the Ministry of State Administration and Territorial Management (MSATM) and other line ministries involved with the decentralization process.

Project results

Improved capacity for local service delivery by sub-national bodies with increased citizen participation and improved institutional, legal, and regulatory framework established in support of effective local governance  



Project start date:

January 2007

Estimated end date:

December 2016

Focus area:

Project office:

UNDP in Timor-Leste

Implementing partner:

United Nations Development Programme

Funding Support by

Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Ireland
  • Government Of Norway
  • Mptfo As Aa For Jp Pass Throug
  • Government Of Timor Leste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2018 -$214

    2016 $6,931

    2015 $284,283

    2014 $781,493

    2013 $680,355

    2012 $347,518

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