2020 — 2025


CHALLENGE 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 …

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Partnership between the Government and Civil Society Strengthens the Future of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is a nation in transition. Having gained independence only 15 years ago, Timor-Leste’s democracy has taken hold despite political instability, a weak economy and …

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A Community Comes Together for Clean Water

The village, or suco, of Railako Leten is in the coffee-growing heartland of the municipality of Ermera, Timor-Leste. A mountainous region, the lives of the …

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Empowered Voices Create a More Inclusive Timor Leste

Village leadership in the rugged and sparsely populated country of Timor Leste is an essential element of daily life. The difficult terrain and remote locations …

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Mai Munisipiu in Timor-Leste

We build the capacity of local government and legal institutions to help them better respond to citizens’ needs.

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Timor-Leste Survey Reveals Citizens Ready to Engage

Since its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has faced political instability, a struggling economy, and a fledgling justice system.

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Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.



Citizens around the world who are working to improve their lives.



Working alongside local partners to address challenges and opportunities.



In more than 20 countries around the world.



By developing leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks.

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