Support to Civil Service Reform in Timor-Leste

Project background

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 reviewed its program of support to the civil service in the past 12 months and is proposing a revised project to address priority needs of the Government. 

Project activities

The UNDP Support to Civil Service Reform (strengthened management of administrative reform) project bears in mind the need to address both immediate capacity needs and longerterm, sustainable capacity development for civil service management. The main goal of the UNDP project is to “support the development of strategic capacities required to enhance management of the civil service and to increase national ownership of the capacity development process and the management of advisory support in line with well-defined needs”.

Project results

  • A Management Information System is in place that enhances transparency and supports personnel processing and strategic planning of human resources in the civil service.
  • Strategic management of civil service is enhanced (strategic plans developed, Ministerial functional reviews conducted, roles and responsibilities of organisational structures clarified, staffing plans developed, capacity development action plans finalised and strengthened capacity of civil service management issues and roles. 
  • Mechanism in place for the provision, management and monitoring of technical assistance in response to well-identified capacity development needs. 
  • Efficiency and sustainability of capacity development efforts enhanced through targeted training and development of civil servants to increase the core capacities of the government.  



Project start date:

January 2008

Estimated end date:

December 2012

Focus area:

Project office:

UNDP in Timor-Leste

Implementing partner:

United Nations Development Programme

Funding Support by

Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Ireland
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2014 $203

    2013 $9,727

    2012 $157,478

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