TIMOR-LESTE NGO ADVOCACY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE ACTIVITY
2020 – 2025
Since achieving independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made great strides towards consolidating its democracy but continues to face challenges to deepening democratic governance and institutions. A robust non-governmental organization (NGO) sector is foundational to a democratically governed, rules-based state. Effective NGOs help hold the government accountable and encourage transparency and responsiveness to the public interest. However, while Timor-Leste has a robust NGO community, many of the nascent organizations find their advocacy skills hindered by limited administrative capacity and financial support.
The USAID/Timor-Leste NGO Advocacy for Good Governance activity expands the country’s NGO enabling environment and works to strengthen the organizational, research, networking, and financial capacity of nine Timorese NGOs to provide increased evidence-based, responsive, and sustainable advocacy services on behalf of citizens.
The activity focuses on four objectives:
1) Strengthening NGO organizational capacity
2) Improving advocacy, research, analysis and networking capacities for better response to constituents
3) Fostering more diverse and regular revenue streams
4) Promoting an enabling environment that fosters independent NGOs.
Associação Deficiente Timor-Leste (ADTL), BELUN, Community-Based Rehabilitation Network Timor-Leste (CBRNTL), FHTL, Timor-Leste NGO Forum (FONGTIL), Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), MDI, Many Hands One Nation (MAHON) and PROSPEK.
Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Read the project’s recent successes stories:
Inclusive Fellowship Program Prepares Future Timorese Workforce
Private Sector Partnership Strengthens NGO Financial Literacy
NGOs Gain Understanding of LGBTQI; Commit to Inclusive Programming