Four UN agencies: UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM will collaborate in a four-year project to enhance efforts to ensure that all women and girls in Timor-Leste can enjoy their right to live free from gender-based violence, and access quality essential services. The project has been made possible by $7.7 million in funding from the Government of Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and United Nations.
Large sectors of Timor-Leste’s population have seen significant declines in income since the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in April 2020, according to a United Nations Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) launched today.
Timor-Leste has among the world’s highest percentages of youth population, with almost 75% per cent of the Timorese population under 35 years old. By making demographic and socio-economic data accessible to decision-makers, the Municipal Portal can assist youth representation in national development processes, and strengthen the implementation of inclusive and effective policies at the local level.
Thursday September 3rd marked the final day for a training program on data collection through the Municipal Portal facilitated by the Ministry of State Administration (MSA), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The training is part of the Project “Strengthening Integral Local Development by Building the Capacities of the Municipal Authorities in Timor-Leste.”

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1.2 million

Population

41.8

Poverty rate

$5,371

Per Capita Income

133 (rank)

Human Dev. Index

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