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Timor-Leste

MDF TL has stimulated

USD 7m

in private sector investment

and generated

USD 7.7m

in additional income

for

60,624

women and men

Our work in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste has achieved much since gaining independence in 1999. Poverty has declined, the security situation is much improved and many social development indicators are trending positive. However, the economy continues to struggle.

Despite having a reasonably open trade policy and some business investment tax incentives, private sector investment continues to be limited and, aside from offshore oil and gas and coffee, there are no significant exports.

To address this, MDF is working in Timor-Leste to stimulate investment and encourage business growth, focusing on economic sectors with pro-poor income and employment potential. Our two priority sectors in Timor-Leste are agriculture and tourism, with some activities in other sectors such as manufacturing.

Now in its second phase, MDF TL continues to work with entrepreneurs to build new markets, encourage investment and deepen engagement.

Inclusive Growth

In 2020, MDF generated USD 7.7 million in additional income for poor women and men, with women comprising 51 per cent of beneficiaries. In Timor-Leste, many of MDF’s partner businesses achieved good results on gender equality, particularly women’s economic empowerment, stemming from MDF interventions.   

Our activities

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Timor-Leste | African Swine Fever

Communication Campaign In July 2020, MDF Timor-Leste collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to launch a communications campaign to raise awareness on African Swine

Timor-Leste | Photo Competition

Have you taken any great photos in Timor-Leste? We are putting together a small database of photos that will be made available to tourism operators and partners

Rehabilitation of Coffee Trees in Timor-Leste

Market Development Facility (MDF) is an Australian-Government-funded multi-country initiative that promotes sustainable economic development through enabling higher incomes for women and men in Australia’s partner countries.

Fall Army Worm: Manual

Matadalan Peste Lakataru Makerek - Peste foun batar nian iha Timor-Leste! Organizmu ai-horis sei sai fatores ida nebé importante tebes iha kultivasaun ai-horis. Atakes husi peste iha

Fall Army Worm: Video Series

 MDF in Timor-Leste designed a communications campaign to create awareness on Fall Army Worm (FAW), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF). Click

Fall Army Worm: Leaflet

 MDF in Timor-Leste designed a communications campaign to create awareness on Fall Army Worm (FAW), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF). Click

Fall Army Worm: Brochure

 MDF in Timor-Leste designed a communications campaign to create awareness on Fall Army Worm (FAW), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF).  Click

Konjac | Timor-Leste

MDF in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries produced this video to create awareness among farmers on the importance of konjac cultivation and post-harvest practice

A guide to Konjac

Maek, ne’ebé koñesidu ho naran sientífiku Amorphophallus Konjac, ne’e identifika nu’udar ai-horis komersiál nian ne’ebé ideál no atrativu ho nia valór komérsiál di’ak tebes, hodi bele fornese poténsia rendimentu ne’ebé

Australia / Timor-Leste Tourism Market Analysis

Despite its proximity and perceived natural beauty, Timor-Leste remains an undiscovered destination for the Australian tourist market. There is a lack of understanding of how Australians

African Swine Fever in Timor-Leste

 Market Development Facility (MDF) in Timor-Leste collaborated with the Timorese Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) on a communications campaign to create awareness of African Swine

African Swine Fever Posters

Did you know? African Swine Fever (ASF) is a disease that affects both domestic and wild pigs. It is severe and highly contagious viral disease which

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