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Exchange of agreement between USAID/Timor-Leste Mission Director and the GoTL Vice Minister of Finance
April 28, 2014

Dili, April 28, 2014 – The Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) signed a five-year Development Assistance Agreement with the United States Government, through its  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),  in a ceremony today at the  Ministry of Finance.  This took place as USAID aligns its five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (2013-2018) with the Government of Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan, to accelerate the development of the Nation and its People.

The U.S. Government, through USAID, has provided over $168 million in development assistance to Timor-Leste since 2006.  USAID supports Timor-Leste in its efforts to build a more prosperous, healthy and democratic country through programs that foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth, especially in the agriculture sector; improve the health of the Timorese people, particularly women and children; and strengthen the foundations of good governance; all areas which are highlighted in Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan 2013-2030.

Karau Dikur  ba Dame (‘Buffalo Horn for Peace’) radio drama series
March 14, 2014

On March 14, 2014 Youth Engagement to Promote Stability (YEPS), implemented by Search for Common Ground (SFCG), managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and funded through the U.S. State Departments Security and Stabilization Program, will celebrate the launch of second cycle of the Radio Drama series ,  Karau Dikur  ba Dame (‘Buffalo Horn for Peace’).

February 12, 2014

USAID's community-oriented policing project HAKOHAK now reaches eight districts in Timor-Leste, twice as many districts as last year. The project expansion has just finished with a special ceremony in Ainaro District at the end of January. As in the other focus districts, the project team and the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) coordinate with district and community leaders to inaugurate the District Steering Committee and establish 10 new Community Police Councils (CPCs) to link communities with the police to reduce crime and conflict.

February 6, 2014

At a special ceremony today, Timor-Leste Vice Prime Minister Fernando "La Sama" de Araujo joined U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Scott Ticknor and newly arrived USAID Director John Seong to launch USAID's new Ba Distrito project. Ba Distrito means "To the Districts" in Tetun and the project will work closely with local government, NGOs, and communities to help improve local governance and expand access to justice over the next four years.

October 8, 2013

Timor-Leste Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013 – 2018

Last updated: July 25, 2014

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