Ongoing-Projects


COVID-Resilient Election in Timor-Leste

As a small half-Island post-conflict country, Timor-Leste is facing a number of development challenges despite noticeable progress since independence in 2002. These challenges have been further…  


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.  



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…  


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…  


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…  


UNDP Capacity Building Support to Policia National da Timor-Leste

The two primary outputs that the second phase of the project is focused on are (i) the strengthening of the PNTL Headquarters Management and Administrative Capacity and (ii) the Improvement of the…  


Promoting Sustainable Bio-energy Production from Biomass

Energy poverty is a major driver of Timor-Leste’s overall poverty cycle. Impacting many crosscutting issues, energy poverty generates ill-health and environmental degradation, and limits economic…  


Second National Communication to the UNFCCC

Timor-Leste ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in October 2006 and Kyoto Protocol to UNFCCC in October 2008. As a party to UNFCCC, Timor-Leste has an…  


Justice System Programme

The Justice System Programme (JSP) of UNDP Timor-Leste was launched in 2003 to develop the institutional and human capacity of the Timorese justice sector. It is one of the longest running programmes…  


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…  


Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate-Induced Disasters in the Dili to Ainaro Road Development Corridor

The Strengthening Community Resilience to Climate Induced Natural Disasters in the Dili to Ainaro Road Development Corridor (DARDC) project aims to protect critical economic infrastructure from…  

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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…  


Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy in Timor-Leste

Eleven years after its establishment, the National Parliament of Timor-Leste is approaching a new phase of development, moving from a period of stabilizing operations to a period of systematic…  


Support to Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Timor-Leste

The establishment of Timor-Leste’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is a positive indication of the Government’s commitment to strengthen accountability and combat corruption in the country. UNDP…  


Community Mobilization for Poverty Alleviation & Social Inclusion in Service Delivery

Six UN agencies are cooperating on this multidimensional programme in order to address the human insecurities faced by vulnerable people in these districts, the country’s poorest. COMPASIS places…  

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