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Timor-Leste Systematic Country Diagnostic

Launch of Public Consultations

The World Bank Group welcomes views from civil society organizations, the academic community, think tanks, the private sector, and citizens to finalize its Systematic Country Diagnostic report on Timor-Leste and make it relevant in achieving poverty reduction and shared prosperity.

About the Systematic Country Diagnostic

The World Bank Group has started the preparation of the Timor-Leste Systematic Country Diagnostic. The SCD will inform the World Bank’s partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste and it’s program in the country over the coming years.

The SCD asks: How can the government, development partners, the business community and civil society all help to achieve the elimination of extreme poverty to boost shared prosperity in a sustainable way in Timor-Leste? In Timor-Leste, these two goals both focus on supporting the forty percent of the population that is below the national poverty line. It does this by carrying out an assessment of the key constraints holding back poverty-reduction progress a country faces and the opportunities it can embrace to accelerate progress in reducing poverty, using an evidence-based approach and a theoretical framework specifically designed for the context of Timor-Leste. The SCD draws upon all available information, including findings of existing World Bank Group analytical work, new research specially commissions for the exercise, research by other international and domestic partners, and qualitative information and views gained through consultation.

Launch of public consultations on the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)

To inform the SCD, the World Bank Group will undertake public consultations to identify and analyze the most binding constraints and the main opportunities that Timor-Leste needs to address to achieve the twin goals of extreme poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Consultations will take place over August and September 2017.

The SCD team will meet with a wide range of stakeholders, including government counterparts (national, regional, and local), development partners, private sector representatives and civil society. In addition to face-to-face consultation, online avenues will allow people to submit questions and comments.

Share your views

  • What, in your opinion, are the most binding constraints that are preventing Timor-Leste from achieving progress in its poverty reduction efforts?
  • What, in your opinion, are the main elements that affect economic growth, social inclusion and sustainability?
  • What, in your opinion, are the main opportunities for achieving poverty reduction and shared prosperity?
  • What are the most important levers on which actions should be taken to create an environment that is most favorable for Timor-Leste’s economic and social development?

Please share your views with us by email, taking into consideration the key questions listed above.


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