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  • 21 Mar 2014
    Rebuild the mangrove forest, rebuild the community

    Dili, 21 March 2014 - Years of damage by both nature and the community have slowly destroyed many of the country’s mangrove forests, impacting the livelihoods of the people living in coastal areas throughout Timor-Leste. The Government, district leaders, the Community Based Organization Agrikultura e Peskas Estrela do Futuro (APEF) and university students have set out to reverse the problem in Ulmera suco (village) Liquica district, by planting approximately 200 new mangrove saplings to help rebuild the once thriving forest.

  • 03 Apr 2012
    Korea gives $2.1 million for social businesses

    A new Korea-UNDP MDG Trust Fund will finance a three-year US$2.1 million project to strengthen social businesses and help the Government achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 06 Feb 2012
    Forum to champion economic development for all

    A forum on inclusive growth organized in support of the Government’s efforts to create an economy which will strengthen the benefits to society as a whole starts today in Dili.

  • 09 Jun 2011
    Self-help groups a lifeline for marginal families

    Since joining a self-help group, 41-year-old Maria Lafu from Oecusse, has been able to save some money and buy new household items and livestock.

  • 30 Mar 2010
    Timor could end extreme poverty by 2020: Jeffrey Sachs

    Timor-Leste could end extreme poverty within a decade, world renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs said today in a public lecture in Dili.