Since achieving independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made significant gains in poverty reduction and improved social outcomes. However, the nation of 1.1 million people continues to face challenges, with economic stability reliant on government spending in the short-term and revenues from natural resources.
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April 12, 2017 — The outlook for developing East Asia is expected to remain broadly positive--6.2% in 2017 and 6.1% in 2018--driven by robust domestic demand and a gradual recovery in the global economy and commodity prices.
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April 7, 2017 — Due to malnutrition, Timor-Leste has one of the highest stunting prevalence in the world. A partnership program is helping improve families' health by growing and cultivating nutritional crops.
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