Timor Leste Resources


Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation Timor-Leste

East Timor and Indonesia on the World-wide Web

East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)

Timor-Leste on Reliefweb

Report of the Joint Assessment Mission to East Timor
Darwin, Australia, November 15, 1999

David Harland, “UN Peace-keeping Operations in post-conflict Timor-Leste: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned,” UN DPKO: New York, Peacekeeping Best Practices series, April 2005, pp. 1-11

“Timor-Leste Conflict Assessment,” Final Report,
Ana Cutter et al., Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University: new York, July 31, 2004, pp. 1-53

Country Brief: Timor-Leste
World Bank: Washington, DC, September 2007

USAID Strategic Plan for East Timor, 2005-2009

USAID: Washington, DC, 2005, pp. 1-54

“Timor-Leste: Security Sector Reform”
International Crisis Group, ICG Asia Report No. 143, Jan 2008.

2009 Index of Economic Freedom – Timor-Leste
Heritage Foundation. The 2009 Index is the first to assess Timor-Leste’s level of economic freedom. Timor-Leste’s economic freedom score is 50.5, making its economy the world’s 149th freest. Timor-Leste is ranked 34th out of 41 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is below the world and regional averages.

Index of countries on the Security Council agenda – East-Timor 2009
Global Policy Forum is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. GPF works particularly on the UN Security Council, the food and hunger crisis, and the global economy.

Timor Leste Civil Society Analysis: Report of an in-country consultation and desk review for strengthening civil society. January – February 2008.
Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

Timor-Leste’s Youth in Crisis: Situational Analysis and Policy Options
World Bank Sept. 2007

Timor-Leste: a state of insecurity.
Neil Campbell 10 – 02 – 2008 East Timor’s political elite and international agencies have only one opportunity left to redress the failures of the post-independence era, says Neil Campbell. This article was first published on 1 February 2008

Seth Mydans from the NYT addresses the issue of languages in Timor.

Pedro Rosa Mendes’ piece, “The Unsustainable Island”, is worth a read for its brutally honest views on contemporary Timor.   Pedro was the Lusa correspondent in Dili from 2006 to 2009.

The Defence of East Timor: A Recipe For Disaster? Desmond Ball 2002

A survey of gangs and youth groups in Dili, Timor-Leste

Groups, gangs, and armed violence in Timor-Leste.
TLAVA Issue Brief #2 Apr. 2009

Dealing with the kilat:An historical overview of small arms availability and arms control in Timor-Leste.
TLAVA Issue Brief #1 Oct. 2008

Arnold, Matthew B.(2009)”Who is My Friend, Who is My Enemy’? Youth and Statebuilding in Timor- Leste’
International Peacekeeping,16:3,379 — 392

U.N. Specific Articles

Missed Opportunities: The United Nations, Police Service and Defence Force Development in Timor-Leste, 1999–2004.
Ludovic Hood. Civil Wars, Vol.8, No.2 (June 2006), pp.143–162

Security Sector Reform in East Timor,1999–2004
Ludovic Hood.(2006) International Peacekeeping, Vol.13, No.1, March 2006, pp.60–77

UNPOL and Police Reform in Timor-Leste: Accomplishments and Setbacks.
Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas (2009) International Peacekeeping,16:3,393 — 406

The UN must let talent rise
Ludvoc Hood. International Herald Tribune Online (http://global.nytimes.com/?iht) Friday, August 13, 2004

2006 Crisis

Resolving Timor-Leste’s Crisis
International Crisis Group Asia Report N°120, 10 October 2006

Report of the United Nations Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste.
Geneva, 2 October 2006

The Crisis in Timor-Leste: Causes consequences and options for conflict management and mitigation.
Report for USAID Timor-Leste written by: Cynthia Brady,USAID/DCHA/CMM and  David G. Timberman, Consultant.November 2006