Timor-Leste

Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste

Since 1999, when a United Nations (UN) transitional administration was established in the wake of the East Timorese vote for independence from Indonesia, the case of Timor-Leste has been a

A New Era?

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002.

IB2016/27 Terms of Exclusion: Violence and the Impact on Women’s Participation in Development

In 2015, the Australian Government–funded Nabilan1 Program (Ending Violence against Women) conducted a study on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste (Asia Foundation 2016).

A Long and Winding Road: A Brief History of the Idea of a ‘Government of National Unity’ in Timor-Leste and Its Current Implications

In this Discussion Paper, I consider first the academic debate on the establishment of democracy and the role of political competition and cooperation as a background to the current Timorese govern

Dispossession and Impoverishment in Timor-Leste: Potential Impacts of the Suai Supply Base

This Discussion Paper anticipates the potential impacts and impoverishment risks of the Suai Supply Base Project in Timor-Leste, paying particular attention to the project’s likely gendered

The Long Haul: Citizen Participation in Timor-Leste Land Policy

The Timorese citizen and the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) representative quoted above had attended and were describing the same land law consultation meeting held

Steps Towards Achieving Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the least developed countries in the Asia–Pacific region, ranked at 128 out of 187 countries on the 2014 Human Development Index. To help address high levels

Impacts of the Suai Supply Base Project in Timor-Leste

Based on field research in early 2015, this In Brief provides a preliminary overview of the differentiated impacts the project is likely to have, and concludes that the land expropriation

Timor-Leste’s New Way of ‘Doing Politics’ … and Will It Last?

This In Brief flags a new mantra in Timorese politics — national interest ahead of partisan interests — and considers its political and institutional context and the prospects for its

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