Timor-Leste

Fifteen years after independence, Timor-Leste remains free and comparatively democratic in the region. Despite this, development is at risk due to gender inequalities and high rates of violence against women, dwindling oil reserves, corruption and unsustainable spending. Addressing reform and inefficiencies in its young institutions, increasing the understanding of the role of government by citizens, and ensuring security for all are key focus areas of our staff.

 

Survey of the Community-Police Perceptions

A Survey of the Community-Police Perceptions in Timor-Leste is The Asia Foundation’s second public opinion survey in Timor-Leste focused on security and safety issues. The survey used questions from a 2008 survey to track changes in indicators over the last several years and included new lines of questioning to gauge the current context. Using distinct survey templates that targeted the general public, community leaders, and members of the police service, the survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews and collected the views of 3,106 people from all 13 districts of Timor-Leste.

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