Summary of publication
In 2016-17 Australia’s total official development assistance budget to Timor-Leste was $93.4 million. Approximately 74 per cent of the budget was delivered through the bilateral development cooperation program managed by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The remaining was delivered through other government agencies (Australian Federal Police and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research), and DFAT regional and global programs.
We work with the government and people of Timor-Leste to support their priorities and their programs. We assist in three strategic areas: economy, people and society. We supported Timor-Leste to improve its economy by creating jobs and a stronger private sector, increasing rural incomes, and helping more people become workforce ready. Our support to improve people’s lives helped deliver higher quality frontline services, increased the number of people that benefit from services, and ensured that more women and girls are safe and empowered. We also worked to improve society by making it easier for people to participate in decision-making, improving governance at the sub-national level and improving government decision making and use of evidence to develop policy.
This report provides an assessment of Australia’s development cooperation program in Timor-Leste from July 2016 to June 2017 against these strategic themes and nine outcomes.