Since gaining independence in May 2002, Timor-Leste has made gains in poverty reduction and improved social outcomes. The nation continues to face challenges, with economic stability reliant on Government spending in the short-term and revenues from natural resources.
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May 4, 2015 — Petroleum represents 99% of Timor-Leste's export earnings, but while the impact of the recent fall in oil prices is more limited than most think, the volatility still presents social and economic opportunities.Read More »
January 8, 2015 — Healthcare standards have improved over the last decade but access to medical supplies is still a challenge. A new system to improve the supply chain management is starting to be used, helping to ensure the availability of medical supplies.Read More »
October 29, 2014 — Timor-Leste has improved the ease of starting a business the most over the last year, according to a report measuring the ease of doing business in 189 economies across the globe.Read More »