Main strategic objectives of the work developed by ACTION/Portugal in Timor-Leste:

  • Extension of non-contributory social security measures, including:
    • Implementation of the National Strategy for Social Protection.
    • Institutional capacity building for the development of a more integrated and efficient Social Protection system.
    • Creation of new non-contributory social protection measures, and reformulation of existing measures.
    • Improving the regularity and reliability of the delivery/payment of social benefits.
  • Developing and strengthening the Contributory Social Security System:
    • Development of mechanisms for supervision and technical cooperation between operations at national and local levels.
    • Stabilizing and strengthening the registration processes of the contributory social security system and the internal procedures of the contributory social security system.

An active and coordinated network between the following key partner institutions:

Social Partners:

Workers’ organizations:

  • Confederação dos Sindicatos de Timor-Leste (KSTL)

Employers’ organisations:

  • Câmara do Comércio e Indústria de Timor-Leste (CCI-TL)

Articulation with national policies and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

National Policies – Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030:

The SDP is consistent with priority 1 (Promotion of Employment and Social Protection) of the Decent Work Programme (DWP) for Timor-Leste for the period 2016-2020, as well as with the UNDAF.

In particular, the project will contribute to the PTD outcome 1.3 (Strengthen the Social Protection System in Timor-Leste) and its indicators 1.3.1 (Development of pension scheme for private sector workers.), 1.3.2 (National Assessment-Based Dialogue in line with the fundamental principles of non-discrimination and gender equality) and 1.3.3 (National Social Protection Strategy is aligned with international labour law and promotes gender equality and non-discrimination).

Contribution to the SDGs – Agenda 2030

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For more information: 

Rita Fernandes, ILO Technical Officer in Social Protection and ACTION/Portugal country officer for Timor-Leste