22 July 2015

Private sector assessment for Timor-Leste released

Policies and programs that promote private sector development will maximize Timor-Leste’s opportunities to generate sustainable and secure sources of wealth.

This is one of the key messages from PSDI’s recently published Growing the Non-Oil Economy: APrivate Sector Assessment for Timor-Leste.

The report investigates Timor-Leste’s potential to develop a vibrant, stable and diversified economy that is not dependent on oil revenues. It proposes challenging reforms across the private sector, banking and finance, agriculture, infrastructure and judiciary.

A Tetum-language translation of the report will be released soon.

The English-language report can be downloaded here.

Previous PSDI private sector assessments.

15 July 2015

Report: Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment

Under RETA 6143 Subproject, a study titled ‘Mapping and Needs Assessment of Women’s SMEs in the Pacific and Development of Intervention Strategies’ was undertaken in 2014-2015. The purpose was to conduct a comprehensive mapping assessment in six Pacific island countries of the needs, capacity, and constraints faced by women-owned and women-managed small- and medium-sized enterprises, defined as formal businesses with more than five employees. The results were intended to inform programing and enable effective participation of women’s SMEs in Pacific countries.

Download the report on the study, Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment.