Economic Development in Timor-Leste 2000-2005

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Country Economic Report
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This country economic report on Timor-Leste is part of a series of studies, undertaken by various Swedish universities and academic research institutes in collaboration with Sida. The main purpose of these studies is to enhance our knowledge and understanding of current economic development processes and challenges in Sweden's main partner countries for development co-operation. It is also hoped that they will have a broader academic interest and that the collaboration will serve to strengthen the Swedish academic resource base in the field of development economics. The study assesses the economic development of Timor-Leste during its first five years of independence and analyses the main development challenges facing the country, such as the need to increase employment and income generation, strengthen public institutions and judiciously managing its natural resources. The study was undertaken by Mats Lundahl and Fredrik Sjöholm at Stockholm School of Economics.

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