Ongoing-Projects


ICT Skills and Knowledge for Youth in Timor-Leste (iSKY-TL)

In addressing educational challenges in Timor-Leste, the systemic integration of ICT has been identified as an opportunity for expanding access to learning opportunities across the country, creating a…  


Supporting Flood Response

The Project is to support the Republic of Timor-Leste to respond to the impacts of the Easter Flood of 2021. On 4 April 2021 the torrential downpour caused by the tropical cyclone resulted in massive…  


HOPE for Gender Equality

The HOPE for GE project (the project) seeks to assist one of the most marginalized populations in Timor-Leste, namely the female pre-trial detainees, inmates, and ex-prisoners.  


Together for Equality

Considering the high youth population in Timor-Leste, there is an unprecedented opportunity to break the cycle of Gender Based Violence through dedicated investment in evidence-based approaches to…  


COVID-Resilient Elections in Timo-Leste (CORE-TL)

The COVID-Resilient Elections in Timor-Leste (CORE-TL) Project aims to support the country in conducting COVID-resilient, informed, and inclusive elections at the national and municipal levels. The…  


Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) and Financial Diversification in Timor-Leste

The current development finance landscape in Timor-Leste is dominated by domestic public financing via petroleum and gas revenues.  


Supporting Entrepreneurship and Employment for Women and Youth (SEEWAY)

Timor-Leste has 30% of the population living below the national poverty line and 46% living in multidimensional deprivation and poverty. 70% of Timor-Leste’s population live in rural areas, most of…  


Spotlight Initiative

To address the challenges of violence against women and girls (VAWG), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have embarked on a new multi-year programme - the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.  


Strengthen Integral Local Development

Almost 70% of Timorese live in rural areas facing daily challenges stemming from geographic isolation, including limited access to state and non-state services. The project aims to support the…  


Medical supplies for procurement of COVID 19 related supplies, equipment and medicines, phase II

UNDP supports the Government of Timor-Leste in the procurement of COVID 19-related supplies, equipment and medicines following the principle of best value-for-money, quality assurance, transparency,…  


Strengthening the National Parliament for Inclusive Democracy, Participatory Development and Civic Engagement

Since the inauguration in 2002, the National Parliament has successfully fulfilled its constitutional mandates – legislative, oversight, representational functions - which led the political, economic…  


UNDP Timor-Leste Accelerator Lab

We address challenges through sense making, exploratory learning and building portfolios of experimentation that align with the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Safeguarding rural communities and their physical assets from climate-induced disasters in Timor-Leste

As Timor-Leste continues to experience unpredictable weather patterns and the impacts of more intense wet seasons and longer dry seasons, government representatives from the Secretary of State for…  


Imlementation of Arafura Timor Seas Regional and National Programme (ATSEA)

The ATSEA-2 project is the second phase of the GEF-financed, UNDP-supported ATSEA program, and is designed to enhance regional collaboration and coordination in the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS)…  


Strengthening targeted national capacities to improve decision-making and mainstreaming global environmental obligations into national development priorities (CCCD)

The project will assist the Government of Timor-Leste to achieve the national priorities it has set in its National Strategic Development Plan for 2011 to 2030, and in its current annual National…  


Small Grants Programme

The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) is a global programme established in 1992 a year after the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil. Implemented by UNDP on behalf of the GEF partnership and executed by…  


Youth Action for SDGs

The Youth Actions for SDGs project aims to create an enabling environment for youth innovation and entrepreneurship development as well as youth voices and engagement.  


Support for the Institutional Development of the Authority of the Oe-Cusse Special Administrative Region and Special Economic Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM)

The establishment of the Oé-Cusse Special Administrative Region represents the Government of Timor-Leste's political willingness and commitment to use a new policy instrument for poverty reduction and…  


GCF Readiness Support for Timor-Leste

The Green Climate Fund is funding the Government of Timor Leste through the National Directorate for Climate Change on its Readiness and Preparatory Project, initiated February 2017 with the support…  

Closed Project


Knua Juventude Fila-Liman

Timor-Leste, the second youngest country in the Asia-Pacific region and the 15th youngest in the world with 74 per cent of its population aged 35 and younger, is about to enter a unique demographic…  


Enhancing public sector accountability through Institutional Strengthening in Anti-Corruption and Decentralization

While Timor-Leste has taken steps to establish a legal and institutional framework for a transparent, accountable and democratic state, the country has been slow in adopting the legal framework for…  


Timor-Leste National Human Development Report 2018

Timor-Leste is the youngest nation in Asia Pacific Region with a population characterized as one of the most youthful in the world. Timor-Leste’s 4th NHDR is a collaborative project between the…  


Support to the Department of Peace-Building and Social Cohesion

Timor-Leste’s long history of colonialism, occupation and internal strife has left it vulnerable to violent outbursts. Recognizing that peace-building and social cohesion would be a long-term process,…  


Monitoring the Achievement of the MDGs

The Government of Timor-Leste has taken various steps to integrate the MDGs into its policy mechanisms and to establish coordination, planning and technical support tools to further promote achieving…  


Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climate Risk

Environmental sustainability and project integration will be achieved through measures to protect ecosystem functions in the immediate vicinity of physical infrastructure covering 50,000 hectares, and…  


Responding to El Nino Impact in Timor Leste

The objective of this project is to support the capacities of the Resident Coordinator’s Office in its role as the lead of HCT in Timor Leste, strengthen the government’s role in coordinating El Nino…  


Support to the Timorese Electoral Cycle

Based on the lessons learned throughout this demanding process and in view of the need to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of the national electoral management bodies, political parties…  


Third National Human Development Report

The third NHDR will contribute to further enhance human development in Timor-Leste, serving as a powerful tool for policy planning and raising public awareness and discussions.  


National Adaptation Programme of Action for Timor-Leste

The objective of this project is to assist the GoTL to develop a National Adaptation Programme of Action to those weather anomalies in Timor-Leste and to sustain the ecological functions while…  


National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Timor-Leste is a small country situated in a transition zone, known as Wallacea. It harbours a number of globally significant ecosystems and endemic species. The biodiversity of TimorLeste is large…  


Support to Civil Service Reform in Timor-Leste

In light of recent developments with the new Government, including the growing involvement and substantive financial support to the civil service by multilateral and bilateral donors, UNDP has…  


Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste: Strengthening Early Recovery for Comprehensive & Sustainable Reintegration of IDPs

Two years after the country fell into the crisis in April 2006, 8,600 families have received assistance to leave IDP camps and return or relocate whilst 7,400 families remain registered with the…  


Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste: Strengthening Institutional Structure and Mechanism for Dialogue

The Government is currently developing a range of programs under the overall National Recovery Strategy ‘Hamutuk Hari’i Futuru’. A key aspect of this strategy is the relocation and reintegration of…  


Access Improvements to Markets in Eastern Region

The AIM Project in the Eastern Region supports RDTL National Development Plan (2002 - 2007) (NDP) and is designed to facilitate the country’s economic and social development through the rehabilitation…  


Security Sector Development in Timor-Leste

The overall goal of the project is to support the Government as it undertakes urgent reforms in the sector and develops a Security Sector Development Strategy that would become a road map for further…  


Capacity Development of the Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice

The PDHJ is Timor-Leste’s national human rights institution. It can review complaints, conduct investigations and forward recommendations regarding illegal or unjust conduct to the relevant state…  


INFUSE Programme

People rich and poor everywhere need a diverse range of financial services to run their businesses, build assets and manage risks and emergencies. They need access to such key services as savings,…  


Initial National Communication on Climate Change

UNDP is helping Timor-Leste fulfill its commitments and obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), by preparing and reporting its Initial National…  


Strengthening the Resilience of Small-Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climate Risk

In Timor-Leste 70 percent of its 1.1 million people live in rural areas. Many of its communities are located in mountainous and coastal areas that are highly vulnerable to climate risks such as…  

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