Challenges and ways forward to extend social protection for all in Timor-Leste: Assessment based national dialogue report

This report collates the current development challenges for social protection in Timor-Leste. It covers the social protection schemes in place for each of the four social protection floor guarantees, the policy gaps and implementation issues, recommendations, a rapid costing exercise to estimate the cost of advancing the social protection floor and a micro-simulation exercise to estimate the potential impacts of reforms.

The ABND is a participatory process for analysing the social protection context. It is used to identify policy gaps and operational issues, develop recommendations to extend the social protection floor to all residents and estimate the cost of proposed reforms. The process had the ultimate goal of laying the foundation for what has become the first National Social Protection Strategy. In Timor-Leste, the ABND process took place between 2016 and 2018 and involved more than 20 national and international institutions and their representatives.