Dinesha de Silva
David M. Lampton
About Us Brief description of our work, including our vision, mission, values and impact. (PDF)
Program Overview A brief overview of the major program areas of The Asia Foundation. (PDF)
Australia, The Asia Foundation Provide New Books to Yolanda-hit Schools Australia donated 2,000 new books to schools hit by typhoon Yolanda through The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program.
March 05, 2014
You can also browse all our publications.
Community Experiences of Decentralised Development in Timor-Leste
This research examines communitiesʼ experiences of two different decentralized development programs in Timor-Leste: the Programa Dezenvolvimentu Lokal (PDL), and the Pakote Dezenvolvimentu Desentrilizadu (PDD). Using these two programs as a lens for comparative analysis, the overall aim of this research is to identify and examine broader issues surrounding the implementation of decentralised development in Timorese communities, and to draw lessons for sustainable, community-level development in the future. This research also aims to make a substantive contribution to planning for the Planu Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS), which will be introduced throughout Timorese communities from 2013.