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Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meetings

TLDPM Press Conference by Minister of Finance Emilia Pires  to the Civil Society Organizations Knowledge Center, 5 July 2011

The Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meeting (TLDPM) is an annual conference attended by the Government of Timor-Leste and Development Partners operating in Timor-Leste.


The meeting is an opportunity to: 

  • reflect on previous development successes and challenges, and
  • consider ways to strengthen and align future development initiatives in Timor-Leste.

TLDPM draws strongly upon the belief enshrined in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness that the building of more effective and inclusive partnerships between Government and development partners will have a greater impact on reducing poverty and, therefore, ensure a more positive future for the people of Timor-Leste.

Since December 2002, TLDPM has sought to highlight the significance of forging development partnerships among bilateral and multilateral donors and other key development stakeholders, including civil society, operating in this country. In 2011, civil society will again be encouraged to participate and convey their unique development experiences.

At the meeting

Participants hear voices representing the aims of youth, academia and that of the private sector, a voice that will no doubt become stronger as Timor-Leste’s economy continues to strengthen and expand.

In the spirit of transparency, the Government of Timor-Leste wishes to make available as much documentation regarding this meeting as possible.

These forums also provide the Government and development partners with the opportunity to jointly review progress in meeting national development goals and objectives. This helps donors to align their development assistance and increase their aid predictability to Timor-Leste.

Recent assessments by both government and development partners indicate that government leadership in this area is both welcomed and appreciated by all.

Quarterly Development Partners Meeting

As part of the National Priorities Process, the Government of Timor-Leste arranges Quarterly Development Partners Meetings (QDPMs) to provide a forum for the Government and development partners to frankly discuss progress and obstacles in identified National Priority areas as well as other business related to Government and Development Partner assistance.