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

Project background

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 Priorities by

enhancing national capacities. This project is designed to build the capacity of the agencies to engage

effectively together in the series of concurrent national assessment and planning exercises, the

subsequent development and implementation of policies and substantial programme, and the

monitoring of results and strengthening of future planning and actions. More specifically, this project

will address specific cross-cutting capacity development priorities identified in the NCSA in order to

catalyze Timor-Leste’s more effective participation in environmentally sound and sustainable

development in a way that produces co-benefits for the global environment. Thus, the goal of this

project is for the Timor-Leste to be better enabled to meet their obligations under the three Rio

Conventions. This requires the country to have the necessary capacities to coordinate efforts, as well as

best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and

reporting processes. To that end, the objective of this project is to strengthen institutional capacity for

effectively managing information systems for national MEA obligations and monitoring impact and


Project activities

 Enhanced institutional and technical capacities to use data and information for planning and


 coordination of technical directorates;

 global environmental obligations mainstreamed into select sectoral policies, legislation, plans

and programmes; and

 enhanced awareness and value of the global environment

Project results (Expected)

 Institutional arrangements and inter-agency agreements on information management are

negotiated in terms of Rio Conventions related data and information.

 One consultative and coordinating mechanism formalized that catalyzes the mainstreaming of

global environmental obligations within national development planning and policy formulation

 At least one by-law or legal instrument has been developed or strengthened to catalyze

compliance with standards to support the realization of Rio Convention obligations.

 At least one sectoral plan effectively integrated with criteria and indicators that reinforce Rio

Convention obligations achievements.

 An integrated monitoring and evaluation plan generated for national level data management for

Rio Conventions.

 A resource mobilization plan generated for Rio Conventions related activities for Timor Leste in

liner with the SDP.

 National awareness on Rio Conventions enhanced through public service announcements,



Project start date:

June 2016

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Timor-Leste

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2018 $2,994

    2017 $36,333

    2016 $0

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