Labour market policies for the youth in Timor-Leste: a Mapping exercise

The present study addresses a major information gap regarding the offer of labour market programmes in Timor-Leste, notably those specifically targeting youth.

The study includes a comprehensive and detailed inventory of ongoing national level programmes with some references to local ones. The inventory results from systematic and thorough review of documental evidence and interviews with relevant stakeholders performed during the second quarter of 2023. In addition to programmes details, the study provides a general but still helpful assessment of the stock of labour market programmes available in the country highlighting strengths and improvable aspects. Few recommendations for enhancing the design and effectiveness of existing measures conclude.