UNDP in Timor-Leste
Who we are
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the leading development organization in Timor-Leste. Since 1999, we have been part of the countrys success in many fields including its democratic reforms, inclusive growth, conflict transformation, green solutions and the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our UN identity ensures neutrality and respect for the country’s control over the future. Our strong commitment to development makes us the advocates for change. Transparency and accountability of our operation makes us a trusted partner for national and international stakeholders. The UNDP's Country Programme, 2021-2025, has been developed in partnership with and approved by the Timor-Leste government, it aims to build the foundations for long lasting peace, resilience to climate induced natural disaster, and poverty reduction.
The Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) signed at independence on 20 May 2002, provided an early framework for UNDP’s work in the country as well as the ongoing legal basis for UNDP’s operations in Timor-Leste.
What we do
We seek to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and forge partnerships with the national institutions, civil society and private sector to assist Timor-Leste in four major development areas:
· Economic Transformation
· Accountable Governance
· Sustainable Development and Resilience
· Gender Equality
We advocate for and support gender equality in all our activities .
Life expectancy at birth
Female representation in parliament
Adult literacy rate
Population in multidimensional poverty
Population who are Internet users
Under-five mortality rate per 1,000 live births
Poverty rate (2018)
Human Development Index