UNDP has been at the forefront in promoting progress towards MDG targets by advocating, monitoring and campaigning for the MDGs. It has also been the promoter of human development in Timor-Leste, publishing two national Human Development Reports since 2002; The first National Human Development Report (NHDR), Ukun Rasik A’an, The way ahead, was published in 2002, and the second NHDR, Paths out of Poverty, was launched in 2006. Both reports have successfully promoted policy discussions for national planning and policy formulation, and raised public awareness concerning human development situation in Timor-Leste.
In this regard, 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. Aligning with the Country Programme Outline 2003-2008, the NHDR will contribute to developing capacities to formulate policies within the government based on strengthened institutional capacity for poverty reporting. It will also seek to provide stakeholders with a platform from which it can influence policies to be more human development friendly.
The objective of this Project is to produce the National Human Development Report that would contribute to the national policy planning and programming in poverty reduction, the MDGs, conflict prevention and other human development-related areas. The NHDR is expected to provide concrete policy options for the Government as well as a tool for monitoring human development and promote advocacy. Three outputs will be produced to achieve the outcome:
- Output 1: The NHDR published in consultation and collaboration with national stakeholders addressing human development in Timor-Leste, and disseminated both inside and outside the country.
- Output 2: Realistic and substantive policy recommendations provided through the NHDR ensuring concrete impact on the Government policies, and public discussions promoted around the NHDR theme.
- Output 3: National statistical and analytical capacity for poverty monitoring and reporting developed through the NHDR process.