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.

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Key results of Timor-Leste in 2020

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

83 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

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

School-based comprehensive sexuality education

A comprehensive sexuality education curricula was operationalized in accordance with international standards

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Minimum Initial Services Package

83 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

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    1,003
    Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services
    1,003
    Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities
    608
    Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies
    377
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    14
    Dignity Kits distributed
    2,500
    Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA
    6
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    169

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Timor-Leste 2020 Programme Activities data

Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
Total Spending:
$1,022,871
Implemented by:
UNFPA $843,955 (83%)
NGO $59,982 (6%)
GOV $118,934 (12%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (57)
Non-core Resources (43)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$802480
Implemented by:
UNFPA $713842 (89%)
NGO $52966 (7%)
GOV $35672 (4%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (69%)
Non-core Resources (31%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$148298
Implemented by:
UNFPA $74958 (51%)
NGO $7016 (5%)
GOV $66323 (45%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (11%)
Non-core Resources (89%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$58228
Implemented by:
UNFPA $41289 (71%)
GOV $16939 (29%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (23%)
Non-core Resources (77%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$13865
Implemented by:
UNFPA $13865 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$32,449
Implemented by:
UNFPA $32,449 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
Total Spending:
$30120
Implemented by:
UNFPA $30120 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Youth policies
Population policy and administrative management
Total Spending:
$2329
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2329 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Gender equality
Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
Total Spending:
$347,297
Implemented by:
UNFPA $279,851 (81%)
NGO $58,594 (17%)
GOV $8,852 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (32)
Non-core Resources (68)
Prevention and addressing of GBV
Ending GBV
Total Spending:
$347297
Implemented by:
UNFPA $279851 (81%)
NGO $58594 (17%)
GOV $8852 (3%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (32%)
Non-core Resources (68%)
Analysis on population dynamics
Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$408,325
Implemented by:
UNFPA $363,725 (89%)
GOV $44,600 (11%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$207704
Implemented by:
UNFPA $163104 (79%)
GOV $44600 (21%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Demographic intelligence
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
Total Spending:
$200621
Implemented by:
UNFPA $200621 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)

Programme Documentation

Timor-Leste CPD [2021-2025] (DP/FPA/CPD/TLS/4)
Cycle: 2021-2025
CPE Timor Leste [2020] (DP/FPA/2019/9)
Cycle: 2020
CPD Timor Leste [2015-2019] (DP/FPA/CPD/TLS/3)
Cycle: 2015-2019
CPE Timor Leste [2014] (DP/FPA/2013/8)
Cycle: 2014
CPD Timor Leste [2009-2013] (DP/FPA/CPD/TLS/2)
Cycle: 2009-2013
Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNFPA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The dotted line represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.

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