Timor-Leste economy

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

March 29, 2018

The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse

By Edward Cavanough 
Difficult geography helped Timorese survive colonization and invasion. But now, it's a roadblock to growth.
September 20, 2017

Timor-Leste's New Government and the Future of the Youth in Politics

By Khoo Ying Hooi
Timor-Leste’s long-awaited government must not leave the country's youth out of its policy plans.

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