In Timor-Leste, MDF will aim to create 800 additional Full Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs and increase incomes for 9,000 small farms and firms, relevant for improving the livelihoods of 10,600 women, men and children over a five year period (2012–2017).

To achieve this, MDF stimulates growth in sectors that represent a major part of the economy, have long-term growth prospects and are relevant for poverty reduction. The three sectors chosen in Timor-Leste are Agribusiness, Processing and Rural Distribution, Greenfield Industries (Manufacturing and Tourism) and Promoting Investment and Local Entrepreneurship.

MDF’s portfolio will continue expanding to include other growing sectors of Timor-Leste’s economy.Timor-Leste’s EconomyMDF’s Strategy in Timor-Leste