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Oecusse’s Special Economic Zone and Local Governance

Policy Papers & Briefs
April, 2016

In November 2015, the government of Timor-Leste showcased its first Special Zone of Social Market Economy (ZEESM) in the Oecusse-Ambeno enclave in a high-profile ‘celebration of Timorese identity’. This event combined the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Timor-Leste’s independence and the approximately 500th anniversary of interaction with Portugal through the arrival of Dominican missionaries.

Land policy in post-conflict circumstances: some lessons from East Timor

Reports & Research
January, 2002

From Cambodia to Kosovo, and now East Timor, the United Nations has undertaken broad governmental functions in an effort to ensure that peace is maintained after the departure of the peacekeepers. On its face, these “peace-building” missions have a powerful logic. Brokering a peace, but leaving behind a vacuum in institutional capacity, only encourages the return of conflict after the peacekeepers leave. Providing urgent humanitarian relief, but failing to integrate it with development aid, ignores the way that development assists in preventing future humanitarian crises.