November 24, 2021
Timor-Leste Is Facing a Make-or-Break Moment
By Avelino Dos Santos Da Costa
Diversifying the economy, which is massively dependent on oil and gas, is the biggest task facing Timor-Leste. The time is now, and every second counts.
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.
February 17, 2021
How Timor-Leste Financed Its COVID-19 Efforts
By Aashna Jamal and Aashna Jamal
Despite domestic political gridlock, the country was able to secure funds to guard against COVID-19 – but its experience suggests many lessons for the future.
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.
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.
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?
February 25, 2020
Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Offers Resignation After Failed Budget
By Associated Press
The development has heightened political uncertainty in the Southeast Asian state.
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.
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.
September 06, 2019
Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future
By Luke Hunt
20 years after the holding of a UN-backed referendum, there remains much work to do in Timor-Leste.
July 24, 2019
Timor-Leste Parliament Approves Sea Border Treaty With Australia
By Oki Raimundos
The step cements a landmark agreement reached in March 2018.
March 08, 2019
Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
By Claire Millar
With economic diversification critical for oil-dependent Timor-Leste, it’s time to take a close look at the effects of migration.