2021-2022 Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meetings
26 February 2021. Updated 21 June 2022
Skip down for information on the 2022 TLDPM. For information on the previous TLDPM (2019) with public documents, click here.
On 19 February 2021, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted Development Partners (donors) for a quarterly meeting as "a platform for constructive dialogue, building on the spirit and initiatives of partnership to move forward the economic recovery agenda." La'o Hamutuk invited to observe the meeting, which we found very informative. Therefore, in order to make this information more widely available, we are publishing this web page.
We will be glad to include additional documents; please send them to La'o Hamutuk. Unfortunately, the documents we have are all in English or Portuguese, and we would welcome Tetum versions.
Emergency meeting on flood response, 13 April 2021
Cyclone Seroja caused massive flooding in Timor-Leste on Easter Sunday, 4 April, killing more than 45 people and displacing more than 25,000 into emergency shelters. On 13 April, the Government invited Development Partners to an Emergency Response meeting on how to "Build back better." The following are some materials from that meeting:
Annual Development Partners Meeting, 27-30 July 2021
On 27 July 2021, Government held bilateral meetings with partners, followed by a meeting on regional economic integration on the 28th, a WTO Working Group meeting on the 29th and a wider meeting with Development Partners and others on the 30th, entitled Moving Beyond Crisis: Building Back Better for Inclusive Development and Recovery.
Although civil society was not invited to present to the meeting, La'o Hamutuk wrote a memo (also Tetum) to share our observations and suggestions, which were reported by Lusa and Tatoli.
On 30 July, after opening remarks by the Minister of Finance and others, presentations were made, including:
Annual Development Partners Meeting, 10 June 2022
On 10 June 2020, the Ministry of Finance convened an Development Partners meeting (Facebook livestream part 1, part 2, part 3), which was addressed by Minister of Finance Rui Gomes, Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak, newly-elected President Jose Ramos-Horta and others.
As in past years, La'o Hamutuk distributed some thoughts (also Tetum) with the participants, focusing on the end of petroleum revenues, climate change, and the need for a diversified, sustainable economy for the benefit of everyone in Timor-Leste. We summarized our comments in a blog (also Tetum). The NGO Forum also shared a statement (Tetum).
At the end of the meeting, participants issued a Joint Statement.
The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)