Under Pressure: Timor-Leste's Development Path

This web-dossier serves as a platform for experts from Timor-Leste to share and reflect about important policy issues as well as economic and political developments in the country.


Timor-Leste's Economic Diversification: Challenges and the Way Forward

Timor-Leste is the youngest nation in Southeast Asia and the poorest country in the region. It has overcome tremendous challenges since independence but struggles with serious economic development problems. The focus of this paper series is economic diversification, which is one of the dominant policy issues in Timor-Leste, more than 20 years after independence from Indonesia. Given the multiple and delicate challenges that the country is facing, it is viewed as an alternative path toward sustainable and inclusive economic development, reducing dependence on petroleum and seeking new economic opportunities.

Mobilizing the Future: Timor-Leste’s Permaculture Youth Camps

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Timor-Leste’s Petroleum Revenues: The Challenges of Managing ‘Easy Money’


The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Timor-Leste

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COVID-19 and the Resiliency of State Institutions in Timor-Leste

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Reflecting Human Rights and Peace in Timor-Leste as an ‘Outsider’


The Twists and Turns of Coalition Politics in Timor-Leste and Malaysia: Are We Moving to the Right Direction?

Stolen Children

Finding Timor-Leste’s Stolen Children at the 11th Hour