Sustainable Tourism Sector Development and Institutional Strengthening Project


Timor-Leste has few natural resources – mainly oil, gas and fish. Although development of oil and gas resources provide needed revenue to fund the national budget, it will not generate employment and More… livelihood opportunities for rural communities, which suffer from low agricultural productivity and food shortages, due to steep, rocky topography and dry climate. The tourism sector in Timor- Leste has the potential to bring socio-economic development to rural areas providing employment and income to rural communities along popular tourist routes and in areas where there are clusters of tourism attractions.

Year: 2007
Organisation/s: Government of Timor Leste, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, UN World Tourism Organization, United Nations Development Programme
Language: English