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UNDP Timor-Leste A partner of choice

Partnerships are at the heart of the UNDP’s operations. Having been deeply involved in Timor-Leste since independence, the UNDP is a primary implementing partner and supporter of Government of Timor-Leste projects.

The UNDP Country Action Plan 2021-2025, developed in line with the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, consolidates Timor-Leste’s transition to sustainable development.

Cooperation with domestic, international, public and private partners is crucial to sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under these plans.

UNDP Timor-Leste is currently working in partnership with, and receiving funds from bilateral and multilateral donors who generously fund projects across the legal, environmental and governance sectors. We also work closely with all UN-system agencies operating in Timor-Leste in their specialist areas.

The UNDPs long-term presence and strong track record in Timor-Leste makes it the primary partner for global funds supporting priority projects in environmental resilience and sustainable job creation.

The private sector is also an essential development actor, able to foster innovation, provide funding and promoting entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste.

UNDP projects such as the Knua Juventude Fila-Liman (KJFL) youth centre are the result of partnerships with private businesses, and others, who can provide business training, business registration and financial loans to new young entrepreneurs.

As a part of the UNDP Timor-Leste’s commitment to serving vulnerable communities we use a wide range of partnership modalities to enable direct grass-roots connections in all areas of the country. We work closely with journalists, people with disabilities, rural communities, and youth to ensure the development of Timor-Leste is equitable and sustainable for all.

UNDP Timor-Leste is grateful to all partners for their continued trust and support.

UNDP Timor-Leste key goverment partners:

  • Parliament
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery
  • Ministryof State Administration
  • Ministry of Legislative Reforms and Parliament Affairs
  • Ministry of Public Works
  • Ministry of Social Solidarity and Incusion
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Health
  • Secretary of State for Civil Protection
  • Secretary of State for Commerse, Industry and Environment
  • Secretary of State for Youth and Sport
  • National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL)
  • Anti-Corruption Commision
  • National Electoral Commision of Timor-Leste (CNE)
  • Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE)
  • Press Council of Timor-Leste
  • Legal and Judicial Training Center
  • Office of Prosecutor-General
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Municipal Authority of Baucau, Bobonaro
  • Regional Government of Oe-Cusse
  • Director-General Urban Organization (DGUO)

Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners and Donors

  • Global Environment Fund (GEF)      
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • European Union
  • Government of Timor-Leste
  • Government of Japan
  • Government of Korea
  • Government of India
  • Government of New Zealand
  • Government of Germany                                               
  • Qatar FUND
  • New Zealand Aid
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • US Bareau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Other Development Partners

  • The East Timor Blind Union  
  • Moffe
  • Caucus
  • Timor-Leste Press Union
  • Timor-Leste Journalist Association
  • Belun
  • Justice and Peace Commission
  • JNJ Advocacia
  • Assosiation Moris Foun
  • Fundasaun Haksolok TL
  • Fundasaun Leobalu
  • Rural Youth Action
  • Kolega da Paz
  • Aplimentec 
  • Alfa Star
  • KFF
  • Timor Verde
  • FEEO
  • ANF
  • Leste Art
  • Ba Futuru

  • CARE International                                 
  • Santalum
  • Fini Esperansa
  • Fundasaun Tuna Mutin
  • Fundasaun Halarae
  • Fundasaun HADER
  • Grupu Juventude Koitapo
  • Grupu Giral Sol
  • Comunidade Guira Gua Tane Ambiente
  • Unidade ba Dezenvolvimentu Feto (UDF)

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