Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Timor-Leste

The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Timor-Leste 2016-2020 serves as a framework to support Government of Timor-Leste to achieve its National Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011-2030.

The DWCP for Timor-Leste is taking into account the priorities of Timor-Leste’s Government as well as workers’ and employers’ organizations. The DWCP is jointly developed by the ILO, the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment Policy (SEPFOPE), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) and the Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation (KSTL), in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works, Transports and Communications (MPWTC) and the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS).

DWCP Timor-Leste 2016-2020: Priorities and Outcomes

Priority 1: Employment Promotion and Social Protection

  • Improved policy formulation and advocacy to support youth employment and training in the country
  • Improved access to employment services and income opportunities
  • Timor-Leste National Social Protection System strengthened

Priority 2: Rural Socio-economic Development

  • More effective labour-based rural infrastructure programmes for socio-economic development
  • More and better services to improve micro and small enterprises in rural areas

Priority 3: Good Labour Market Governance Institutions

  • Enhanced institutional capacity of labour administration for improved working conditions and industrial relations
  • Professional and technical capacities of social partners strengthened
  • Tripartite constituents more effectively engage in social dialogue to apply labour regulations and international labour standards
Promotion of gender equality, tripartism, social dialogue and institutional capacity building are mainstreamed throughout the DWCP priorities. Participation of the tripartite constituents through social dialogue will be encouraged at all stages of implementation of the programmes and projects embedded in the DWCP.