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Timor Leste Country Strategic Plan (2018-2020)

Countries: Timor-Leste | Operations ID: TL01 | Operations type: Country Strategic Plan (CSP)

CSP approved at EB.1/2018

This country strategic plan supports attainment of the national Government’s vision for Timor-Leste and contributes to its Strategic Development Plan 2011–2030.  The vision reflects the aspirations of the country’s people to create a prosperous and strong nation. It builds on four core attributes: political will, economic potential, national integration and a dynamic population. The Government has been a strong advocate for global adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals having been proactive in shaping Sustainable Development Goal 16 and, once the goals were launched, joining the High-Level Group on the 2030 Agenda as a global champion of their implementation – the only country of Asia to do so. As a founding member of the G7+,  the Government of Timor-Leste used the 2017 conference of the G7+  to promote the 2030 Agenda’s call to “leave no one behind” and helped draft the joint Dili Communiqué, which states that “successful implementation of Agenda 2030 will require tailoring the Sustainable Development Goals to the unique context of countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations”.

In June 2017, the Government published a road map for implementation of the 2030 Agenda,  which lays out a framework for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in line with the national Strategic Development Plan 2011–2030. In addition, Parliament approved a resolution to prioritize nutrition, which included a road map for meeting Sustainable Development Goal 2 targets.  The country strategic plan will contribute to implementation of the Government’s SDG road map while also supporting sector strategies and ministerial plans of action. It is aligned with WFPs Strategic Results 2 and 5.

The country strategic plan builds on the Government’s decision to put people at the centre of the initial phase of implementation of the country’s road map for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including by ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition and establishing sustainable food systems, recognizing the impact that this will have on prosperity, the environment and peace. Partnerships are central to all elements of the country strategic plan, which aligns the activities of WFP and its partners in support of the Government and aims to enhance capacity for sustainable development at the national and subnational levels. The country strategic plan is based on consultations with the previous Government, the new Government established after the July 2017 elections, development partners and beneficiaries and on context, gender and gap analyses. It addresses recommendations from the national strategic review of actions necessary for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 and supports the Government’s strategies and policies. It seeks to achieve the following two strategic outcomes:

  • Strategic outcome 1: Children under 5, adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating women have improved nutrition towards national targets by 2025. 
  • Strategic outcome 2: National and subnational government institutions have increased capacity sustainably to deliver food-, nutrition- and supply chain-related services by 2020.

Timor-Leste is moving confidently towards the transformation stage of the “fragility spectrum” of the G7+  and WFP aims to assist it in reaching the resilience stage by 2030.