Timor-Leste

Location

Dili
East Timor
8° 34' 0.012" S, 125° 34' 1.2" E

Capital Based Focal Point:

Ministry of Economy & Development

Capital City: 
Dili
Languages: 
Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian and English
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 68.099999999999994 63 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 26.1 26.1 25.3 25.3 25.3 29.2 29.2 29.2 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 337 362 362 365 385 385 385 375 375 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 8,540 8,428 8,316 8,204 8,092 7,980 7,868 7,756 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 57.43 56.68 55.92 55.17 54.42 53.67 52.91 52.16 World Bank
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 815,310 834,521 866,655 907,539 950,750 991,601 1,028,910 1,064,140 1,098,390 1,133,590 World Bank
Population annual growth 0.490216 2.32895 3.77831 4.60956 4.65146 4.20697 3.69345 3.36679 3.16739 3.15513 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 520 420 370 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.428 0.445 0.471 0.492 0.497 0.502 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 790 690 700 690 990 1,490 1,990 3,130 4,730 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 71.56 69.22 74.76000000000001 56.3 35.8 26.59 21.51 16.1 9.52 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 161 161 176 176 180 183 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 52 63 69 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 3.11 3.11 3.11 3.11 3.11 3.11 3.11 6.36 6.36 6.36 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
Disaster management Strategy - Timor-Leste National Disaster Risk Management Plan Strategy Description 2005
PRSP - Timor-Leste Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—National Development Plan, Road Map for Implementation of National Development Plan, Overview of Sector Investment Programs—Strategies and Priorities for the Medium Term Strategy Description 2005
NBSAP - Timor-Leste National Biodiversty Strategy and Action Plan and Related Biodiversity Enabling Activities in Timor-Leste (PIMS 4083) Strategy Description 2008
NSDS - Timor-Leste
13 Mar 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
26 February 2013: Representatives of Pacific island states called for regional solidarity in addressing climate challenges at a one-day consultation on post-2015 development, held in Dili, Timor-Leste, on 26 February 2013. The consultation took place immediately before the International Development for All Conference in Dili, and was hosted by the Government of Timor-Leste and supported by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), involving delegates, heads of...
26 Feb 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
25 February 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported on recent developments within the framework of the Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro‐meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom) project, funded by the Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). StResCom project is a three-year project implemented in Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste.  The StResCom project aims to reduce disaster risks and...
11 Feb 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
January 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness (CDDE) Facility, has released a working paper that shares lessons from UNDP’s implementation of a methodology for assessing government-wide public expenditures against stated national climate change policy. The paper, titled “Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs) in the Asia-Pacific Region: What Have We Learnt?” offers a comparative analysis and...
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