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Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll
April 19, 2021

Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll

By Guteriano Neves
A recent cyclone has added another layer to the challenges that Timor-Leste is facing in the fight against COVID-19.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.
Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?
March 01, 2021

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
Many changes are necessary if the country is to break the shackles of oil dependency and build a more diverse and sustainable economy.

Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt
October 02, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt

By David Hutt
Despite rumors of potential Chinese involvement, the $18 billion Tasi Mane oil and gas processing project is unlikely to eventuate.

Timor-Leste’s Draft Defamation Law Will Make It Harder to Curb Corruption
August 10, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Draft Defamation Law Will Make It Harder to Curb Corruption

By Jonas Guterres
The broad scope of criminal defamation and its application presents a serious obstacle to journalists and whistleblowers seeking to expose corruption.

Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response
June 03, 2020

Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response

By Guteriano Neves
The government’s timely and decisive action in the initial stage prevented a catastrophic situation, but uncertainty remains.

Timor-Leste’s Coronavirus Response
May 04, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Coronavirus Response

By Fidelis Magalhães
Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 state of emergency is a twin effort to save people’s lives and their livelihoods.
Rethinking Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 State of Emergency
April 27, 2020

Rethinking Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 State of Emergency

By Li-Li Chen
Is the country’s coronavirus policy protecting the vulnerable or leaving them behind?

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?
January 08, 2020

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The principal idea of development for Timor-Leste should be the wellbeing of the people rather than economic numerical indicators.

Can Tourism Become the New Economic Driver for Timor-Leste?
December 06, 2019

Can Tourism Become the New Economic Driver for Timor-Leste?

By Sakib Awan
Tourism could help drive Timor-Leste's economy forward long after oil and gas have run their courses.

To Continue Development, Timor-Leste Needs a Return to ‘National Unity’
August 31, 2019

To Continue Development, Timor-Leste Needs a Return to ‘National Unity’

By Jonas Guterres
The fight for independence is over, but Timor-Leste needs to unite as a country yet again to fight its new war against poverty.
Timor-Leste: Why Water Is More Important Than Oil
August 29, 2019

Timor-Leste: Why Water Is More Important Than Oil

By Christopher Ryan
Despite progress on other development metrics, Timor-Leste has under-invested in access to clean water.

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