Date: 31 July 2018
Since independence, Timor-Leste has experienced an influx of regular and irregular migrants, working primarily in the construction, service and commerce sectors. This has been due to both a lack of skilled human resources and a dollar-based economy, combined with an extensive frontier with the Republic of Indonesia (RI), which has made the monitoring and regulation of migration difficult.
The purpose of this report by Fundasaun Mahein (FM) is to determine migration flows into Timor-Leste, the impacts of this on Timor-Leste’s development and security, and how effective security actors have been in addressing this on both an operational level and through legislation and policy.
For more details on this issue, please contact:
Executive Director of FM
Phone: +670 78316075 or 7756 1184