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East Asia Forum

Timor–Leste’s Precarious Route to Development

Popular Science
Sjöholm, Fredrik (2020). “Timor–Leste’s Precarious Route to Development ”. East Asia Forum, September 19.

Fredrik Sjöholm

Timor-Leste is going through turbulent times. On the political front, the old conflict between former prime ministers Mari Alkatiri and Xanana Gusmao continues to generate parliamentary reshufflings, political deadlocks and uncertainty. All public budgets since 2018 have been delayed, causing declines in public expenditure.