Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Timor-Leste 2016-2020

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 also in line with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) core mandate to advance opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in condition of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.
Involving a series of reviews and consultations, the agreed three priority areas are the following:
1. Employment Promotion and Social Protection.
2. Rural Socio-economic Development
3. Good Labour Market Governance Institutions
In addition to the three priorities, 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 would also be encouraged at all stages of implementation of the programmes and projects embedded in the DWCP.