Summary of publication
This document outlines the concept for the Roads for Development program. This Concept Note was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is the outcome of a wide range of consultations that took place between government stakeholders, DFAT and other donors involved in rural roads development, culminating in a stakeholders’ workshop in March 2011. There is broad and unanimous support at all levels among all the stakeholders for the proposed program. The document outlines that the proposed program reflects key priorities of the East Timorese and Australian governments and is expected to make a major contribution to capacity building, local economic development, employment creation and poverty alleviation in East Timor. The concept note recommends that the ILO, DFAT and GoTL proceed with the design of Roads for Development.