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Lowy Institute Highlights Key Findings from 2019 Community-Policy Perceptions Survey

September 10, 2019 — The Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter features our head of Community Policing Support Program in Timor Leste Robin Perry’s opinion piece highlighting key findings from the 2019 Community-Police Perceptions Survey.

Coming just a few days after the last of the dignitaries departed Dili, the launch of The Asia Foundation’s (TAF) Community-Police Perceptions Survey (CPP Survey) on 3 September helps to shed more light on the dark corners of these complex security challenges. The CPP Survey represents the fifth survey of its kind in Timor-Leste, with TAF conducting its first nationwide survey on security perceptions in Timor-Leste in 2008. The Surveys were repeated in 2009, 2013, 2015, and 2018.


The Asia Foundation is one NGO currently improving infrastructure in the Philippines outside of the major cities. Established in 1954, its initial program, Books for Asia, ensured that Filipino college students received textbook donations. The organization has concentrated on education throughout Asia for most of its history. However, today, it is concerning itself with creating more democratic societies by means of fair elections and infrastructure.


The Asia Foundation with the Australian Embassy created Coalitions for Change (CfC) in 2012. Is the centerpiece of the NGO’s Philippines program. It addresses road connectivity issues under the advice of local businesses and provincial governments to allow ease of access and increased economic activity. By February 2018, it had partnered with 15 provinces and used $1.9 billion for 298 new roads.

Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, Good Governance

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