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Timor-Leste economy

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.
Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future
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.

Timor-Leste Parliament Approves Sea Border Treaty With Australia
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.

Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
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.

Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?
March 06, 2019

Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The government knows that it can't rely on oil revenue forever, but making the shift is easier said than done.

Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs
January 16, 2019

Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs

By Guteriano Neves
Despite the modest economic growth of the last decades, Timor-Leste cannot accommodate a rapidly growing young population.
What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
October 30, 2018

What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?

By David Hutt
The country’s state budget has spotlighted how it is dealing with some of the opportunities and challenges in its economic development.

Timor-Leste's Corruption Challenge
May 22, 2018

Timor-Leste's Corruption Challenge

By Jonas Guterres
Addressing corruption will be the key to achieving economic development and cementing democratic principles.

Timor-Leste Finally Has a Government. Now What?
May 16, 2018

Timor-Leste Finally Has a Government. Now What?

By Guteriano Neves
The victorious coalition was face an uphill battle in delivering on campaign promises.

Can Timor-Leste’s Next Government Pursue Much-Needed Budget Cuts?
April 26, 2018

Can Timor-Leste’s Next Government Pursue Much-Needed Budget Cuts?

By Guteriano Neves
It's politically risky, but budget cuts are needed to tackle low productivity, inefficient public spending, and the trade deficit.
A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?
April 19, 2018

A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?

By David Hutt
A look at the state of the country’s politics ahead of upcoming elections.

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