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Timor Leste - Country assistance strategy : Timor Leste - Estrategia Assistencia ao Pais - criar as condicoes para o desenvolvimento sustentavel e a reducao da pobreza (Portuguese)

Timor-Leste, the world's newest nation, was created out of ashes, yet, given that the country started from scratch, both physically and institutionally, Timor-Leste has done remarkably well. Major steps have been taken to build the nation, and the country has maintained peace and political stability. Free and fair elections were held, and a Constitution adopted, with almost all the institutions it mandated now created. Notwithstanding, the country is at a cross-road, and progress remains fragile. Establishing a well-functioning state will take years, if not decades. The country has made great strides in a short time, but much remains to be done. The Bank played a central role by assisting the Government in forging partnerships, and, accordingly, the Bank's business model has evolved around coordination, sustained by analytical and advisory activities (AAA), and multi-donor grant funds, rather than lending. The backbone of this approach was the Transition Support Program (TSP), or, the Consolidation Support Program (CSP), a budget support operation financed by ten partners, supported by several others as observers. This three-year Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) will support the National Development Plan (NDP) and Stability Program (SP) objectives of delivering sustainable services, creating productive employment, and strengthening governance, while mainstreaming gender and youth across these three strategic pillars. The CAS adopts four principles of engagement: building institutional capacity, deepening the results orientation, strengthening transparency and communication, and, consolidating and extending the strong international partnerships. To achieve the proposed results, the Bank Group will deploy a mix of multi-sector and sector grants and AAA. The annual, single-tranche, multi-donor CSP will underpin the three-pillar approach to the CAS. However, the CAS is subject to a number of risks: a fragile Government implementation capacity, increased dissatisfaction with Government performance, and associated emergence of civil unrest and violence, worsening governance and entrenchment of corruption, and fragmentation of donor assistance. Both the CAS pillars and principles of engagement are crafted to mitigate these risks.

Details

  • Document Date

    2005/06/22

  • Document Type

    Country Assistance Strategy Document

  • Report Number

    32700

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Timor-Leste,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Timor Leste - Estrategia Assistencia ao Pais - criar as condicoes para o desenvolvimento sustentavel e a reducao da pobreza

  • Keywords

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Timor Leste - Country assistance strategy : Timor Leste - Estrategia Assistencia ao Pais - criar as condicoes para o desenvolvimento sustentavel e a reducao da pobreza (Portuguese). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/823511468172743030/Timor-Leste-Estrategia-Assistencia-ao-Pais-criar-as-condicoes-para-o-desenvolvimento-sustentavel-e-a-reducao-da-pobreza