Timor-Leste Program Updates

Last updated: October 25, 2019

July 18, 2017

The United States – through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its civil society partners – is providing support for close to 1,000 domestic and international observers spread across Timor-Leste to monitor parliamentary Election Day activities on July 22.

June 11, 2017

Customs operations in Timor-Leste will be reformed and streamlined to promote economic development, greater business transparency and security and adoption of world trade standards under a new $5-million project announced today by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Finance.

June 4, 2017

Located between Indonesia and Australia, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s newest countries. Having gained independence in 2002 after decades of conflict, the country is now working to build its new democracy with still-nascent institutions, limited human capital, and significant economic and health challenges. The United States is committed to helping Timor-Leste realize its development goals and emerge as a strong, regional partner.

USAID Avansa Agrikultura Project

The land in the hamlet of Seloi Craik in Timor-Leste’s Aileu district has always been good to Filomena Mendonca de Araujo and her family. Even if money was tight, there was always enough to eat from the family farm. Eating well, though, came at a cost.