UNFPA Timor Leste

Timor-Leste is moving from recovery to development, following a violent transition to independence that left its infrastructure in shambles and its people in poverty. UNFPA has been providing support to the country since 1999, including partnering on a joint programme to promote gender equality and women’s rights. Though recent economic and social progress has been substantial, the country still faces high rates of poverty and maternal mortality, and struggles to keep pace with one of the fastest growing populations in the world.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Timor-Leste View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Timor-Leste in 2018 View more

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

166 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

279 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

166 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

279 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core