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  • This is What Reform is About

    Dili—Twenty-four years after being exiled in Australia, Alfredo Pires returned to Timor-Leste in 1999 to help manage the country’s resources...

  • Standing Firm

    Timor-Leste whose population is comparable to that of Rhode Island, is situated between Australia and Indonesia, one of the strongest economies in the world and, the other, one of the largest...

  • Promoting Good Economics Through Good Governance

    After emerging from genocide and a 24-year conflict, Timor-Leste has beaten the odds, posting double-digit economic growth, higher enrollments in primary school...

  • Blair Commends Timor-Leste for Transparency Initiative

    Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair praised Timor-Leste for its leadership in promoting governance and accountability at a recent conference in Dili...

  • Oil Curse or Oil Blessing

    Ten years after emerging from a costly conflict for its independence and securing its political stability, Timor-Leste is assiduously working to overcome another challenge: an oil curse...

  • Clearing the Way

    It would be a scene difficult to imagine in an industrialized country: A 13-day budget hearing broadcast live and attended by the Prime Minister and highest levels of government, business and civic leadership...

  • Economic Prospects Look Strong for Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste has transformed from a country in conflict to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Average annual growth has exceeded 10 percent, prompting noted development economist Jeffrey Sachs to predict that, “between 2010 and 2020 Timor-Leste will grow faster than China.”...

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