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Timor-Leste National Program for Village Development (PNDS): Economic Impacts of Infrastructure Projects

31 July 2016

Summary of publication

The study evaluates the economic impact of community infrastructure projects built through the Government of Timor-Leste’s National Program for Village Development (PNDS).

The study assessed 53 projects across five municipalities including water systems, roads, bridges and irrigation systems and quantified the economic value and rate of return for each infrastructure investment.

The study found that clean water and irrigation projects yield the highest economic returns and have high satisfaction rates with communities followed by bridges and roads projects.

Full publication

The Economic Impacts of PNDS Infrastructure Projects [PDF 3.4 MB]



Last Updated: 10 January 2017

Category: Aid

Countries: Timor-Leste