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The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 113 Projects

Projects : Timor-Leste

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2012

Access to Justice

Completing the final year of the ten-year Access to Justice program which worked with local partners to: provide legal services to poor and vulnerable groups and by improving quality and access to legal aid; strengthening parliament's role in national governance through increasing its digital connectivity, improving access to research, and promoting public awareness of parliamentary processes and performance through daily monitoring and reporting; and strengthening legal education through the production of accessible educational textbooks to help build knowledge in Timorese universities, government institutions, and nongovernmental organizations.

Local Partners:

Educação Comunidade Matebian (ECM); Fundacão Fatu Sinai Oecusse (FFSO); Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP); Victim Support Services (VSS); LBH Liberta; National Parliament, Parliamentary Research Center, Congressional Research Service; House Democracy Partnership; National University of Timor-Leste; Stanford Law School

Total Expenditures: $2,119,355

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

Books for Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 12,772 books and journals to 147 schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Timor-Leste.

Total Expenditures: $63,573

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Community Safety and Security in Timor-Leste

Enhancing local safety through security sector research, policy development, training, and relationship building.

Local Partners:

National Police of Timor-Leste; Belun; District Police in Baucau, Manatuto, Aileu, and Bobanaro

Total Expenditures: $101,946

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), Conflict Humanitarian and Security, Programme Partnership Agreement
2012

Conflict Mitigation Through Community Oriented Policing Phase II

Mitigating the threat of violent conflict by strengthening community-police relations through the development of community oriented policing activities, research, policy dialogue, and forging partnerships between police and communities.

Local Partners:

Educação Comunidade Matebian; Ita Ba Paz; Fundasaun Mahein; National Police of Timor-Leste; Secretary of State for Security; Suco Councils of Baucau, Manatuto, Aileu, and Bobanaro; United Nations Police; New Zealand Police

Total Expenditures: $503,026

Funding Sources:
New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

DFID Partnership Program Agreement: Conflict and Security Programs

Regional partnership with the Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), including seven countries (Pakistan, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka), that is working to improve state-society relations in conflict-affected areas throughout the region. Helping to reduce mistrust and alienation between conflict-affected communities and state authorities. Strengthening and expanding locally driven efforts to improve governance and resolve disputes. Contributing to improved understanding of aid effectiveness in conflict-affected and fragile states.

2012

Increasing State Society Relations at Suku (Village) Level

Enhancing the influence and capacity of suku councils to engage citizens and government through collective action, by supporting the setup of associations at district level. Through these associations, we strengthen the interface and relationships between suku councils and different levels of the formal and informal government and rural populations of Timor-Leste.

Local Partners:

Ministry of State Administration; Suku Councils

Total Expenditures: $342,950

Funding Sources:
Department for International Development, U.K. (DFID), Conflict Humanitarian and Security, Programme Partnership Agreement
2012

Increasing the Capacity of Timor-Leste's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Strengthening human resources in Timor-Leste's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNEC) and facilitating the institutional development of MNEC through establishing a Diplomatic Training Center and providing expert technical assistance to the MNEC executive team.

Local Partner:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Total Expenditures: $326,507

Funding Sources:
United States Department of State
2012

Local Governance Strengthening Program

Enhancing community representation and involvement in sectoral program plans and budgets while creating development associations at the district level.

Local Partners:

Ministry of State Administration; National Planning Directorates of Health, Education, Agriculture, and Infrastructure

Total Expenditures: $103,175

Funding Sources:
Irish Aid
2012

SMS Polling

Assessing public opinion through development and deployment of an SMS polling tool, using open source software, designed for easy use by political parties, government service providers, civil society, and development partners.

Local Partners:

Catalpa International; National Elections Commission (CNE); Office of the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ); Rede Ba Rai

Total Expenditures: $6,400

Funding Sources:
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
2012

Support for Good Public Policy

Enhancing public policy capabilities in Timor-Leste at the institutional, organizational and public levels through evidence-based research and a political economy approach.

Local Partners:

Ministry of State Administration; Ministry of Finance; various local civil society organizations; Belun

Total Expenditures: $134,431

Funding Sources:
Australian Aid
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