The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the body that manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program in developing countries. The aim of the program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.
The Australian Government aid program has been working in Timor-Leste since the mid-1980s, but began establishing a partnership with the new nation of Timor-Leste at its inception in 1999. The program focused on humanitarian aid in its early days, but quickly moved to broader development assistance. Now Australian aid supports East Timor’s efforts to progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals.
About the Strategy
The Australia–Timor-Leste Country Strategy 2009 to 2014 sets out how Australian development assistance, primarily delivered by the Australian Federal Police and AusAID, will assist the Government of Timor-Leste and the people of Timor-Leste to work towards the Millennium Development Goals.
Find out more
To read more about the Australia–Timor-Leste Country Strategy 2009 to 2014, please download the PDF.
For more information about the Australian Government’s overseas aid program, see the AusAID website.