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Launching Publication of SItAn, Business Activity Survey 2012 and National Account 2000-2012 in Dili Convention Center 25 July 2014


Situation Analysis of Children
The Situation Analysis of Children in Timor-Leste is a comprehensive report aiming to provide an overall understanding of situation of Timorese children in health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, protection, and participation, as well as the key challenges faced by children and their families.

The analysis identifies key progress and persisting child deprivations, and explores the immediate and underlying causes of shortfalls and inequities, relating to supply, demands and quality of services which affect the equitable access to and practice of children’s rights in Timor-Leste. The Report also discusses the basic enabling environment for the improvement of children’s lives, including social policies, public finance, and social protection system, and the implications to children themselves and the country as a whole.

This SitAn intends to offer solid evidence and baseline information to support the operationalization of the Timor-Leste National Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, the current Government’s five-year (2012-2017) Plan including the sectoral five-year development plans, and other key national and local planning documents and processes. The report also provides recommendations for future policies, programmes and actions. Some of the recommendations have been put into the actions, for instance, our great joint efforts on accelerating reduction of child under-nutrition in Timor-Leste!

As the coordinating agency, the Ministry of Finance, in particular the General Directorate of Statistics, has led the analysis with the support from UNICEF. An Inter-Ministerial Committee played a critical coordination and advisory role. The Committee is composed of key representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Justice, National Commission for the Rights of the Child, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, and Secretary of State for Social Communication.

The Ministry of Finance wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to UNICEF for providing technical, financial and administrative support to the analysis. I also would like to express my gratitude to the sectoral ministries, development partners and civil society organizations for their cooperation and contribution in completing the analysis.

Ladies and gentlemen, Timor-Leste’s future relies on our children! Investing in children is investing in our human capital and our country’s long-term socio-economic development. Supporting children to realize their basic rights and achieve their great potentials are the responsibility of all stakeholders, the government, civil societies, development partners, communities, and families.

National Account 2000-2012
The statistics contained in Timor-Leste’s National Accounts for 2000-2012 (TL-NA 2000-
2012) represent a comprehensive and consistent set of macroeconomic accounts for
Policy making, analysis and research purposes. Methodological notes on the concepts,
methods and sources used in Timor-Leste’s national accounts.
This is the fourth publication since independence of Timor-Leste’s national accounts
statistics. TL’s NA 2000-2012 has been produced by staff of the GDS of the Ministry of
Finance under the supervision of the Director General of Statistics, Antonio Freitas, with the support of the National Accounts Advisor.
The statistics contained in TL-NA 2000-2012 are based on the economic statistics collected
through the censuses and surveys, including the report on the Business Activity Survey,
Government’s Incomes and Expenditures, External Trade Statistics and the Consumer Price
Timor-Leste’s National Accounts 2000-2012 are compiled in accordance with the United
Nations System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA), which puts Timor-Leste among the first countries that have to date implemented the 2008 SNA. This publication includes an integrated set of accounts; including estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) compiled using the three compilation approaches – the production measure, the expenditure measure, and the income measure. The GDP estimates cover all sectors of the economy, including the oil sector, with further focus on the non-oil sector.
The GDP estimates are further extended to Gross National Income (GNI), Gross National
Disposable Income (GNDI) and Gross Saving, all compiled in accordance with the concepts
and definitions of the 2008 SNA.