OUR FOCUS

Poverty

Limited income and livelihood opportunities

42% of the population in Timor-Leste currently lives below the national poverty line. Unemployment is high, employment opportunities in the formal sector are generally limited, and job creation by the private sector falls far short of demand. Most of the population have no consistent earnings, and many are subsistence farmers.

Supporting people to lift themselves out of poverty

UNDP’s work in poverty reduction focuses on improving the economic opportunities that help people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty through sustainable livelihoods programmes, social business enterprises and access to financial services. This approach supports the objectives of the Timor-Leste government’s current 20-year Strategic Development Plan.

1,500 youth

HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE knua juventude fila-liman (KJFL) YOUTH CENTRE

These youth have been engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship camps, a leadership development seminar, research/data training and accessed technical and advisory support.

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In recent weeks many young entrepreneurs have met with businesses in Dili. Through the Business…

Secretary of Manatuto Municipality Administrator Mr. Agripinho da Costa and National Director for…

Following the launch of the Timor-Leste National Human Development Report yesterday at Dili…

Today, 03 April 2018, Minister for the Council of Ministers Adriano do Nascimento joined…

On 23 February 2018 Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) launched the filaliman.tl e-market. The…

Today service providers, youth, social innovators and government and development partners gathered…

Silvia is a 26-year-old junior professional business trainer at the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman…

'Ever since I was a little kid, I had to walk 7km to get rice and sugar. People in my community…

Timor-Leste is a tiny country with a huge trash problem. Water is not potable -- as a result,…

2013 is dawning a little more secure for 9,000 women across Timor-Leste, who are starting the year…

Entrepreneurs and members of cooperatives from around Timor-Leste gather in Dili for a forum on…

Micro-finance organizations are boosting the income of poor households, by helping rural women open…

We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are…

The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. Poverty, disease,…

Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the…

Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of…

All over the world, an alarming number of adolescent girls are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated…

At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton destruction of cultural sites and…

This National Human Development Report (National HDR) puts the well-being of young people at the…

Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a one-stop centre for youth innovation, employment and…

Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) is a one-stop centre for youth innovation, employment and…

The first-ever Makerfest Workshop held in Dili, from 11 to 13 October 2017, attended by 40 Students.

Timor-Leste is the youngest nation in Asia Pacific Region with a population characterized as one of…

The objective of this project is to produce Timor-Leste's National Human Development Report (NHDR)…

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