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Support to Democratic Governance Process in Timor-Leste – Justice Programme

Beneficiary level: Country
Project status: Ongoing
Duration from: 2012-01-01
Duration to: 2015-02-28
Total budget (US Dollar): $2541800
DAC Income classification: Least Developed Countries

Support to democreatic Governance process in Timor-Leste. The overall objective is to strengthen democratic foundations of oversight/accountability and transparency through institutional and capacity development in Parliament, judiciary and Media, including support to the establishment of the Court of Audit (Tribunal de Contas).
THe Justice Programme has two sub-components: 1) support to the creation of the national Audit Court, and 2) strengthening the capacities of the Crime Investigations Services Unit of the National Police.
Specific objective of the “Court of Audit” sub-component:Enhanced Parliament’s public finance oversight capacity, and asserted Government of Timor-Leste’s accountability contributing to improved efficiency and transparency of government spending through the support to the establishment of the Court of Audit (Tribunal de Contas), and ensured that relevant documents and information, translated into language understood by a broader base of the population, is widely disseminated on a regular basis through multiple media channels;Specific objective of the “Police Crime Investigations Services” sub-component:Developed capacity for betterment of legal security of criminal justice and the use of physical evidence in terms of investigation effectiveness and legal certainty, with a focus on specialized training on investigation tools and techniques, development of investigation strategy and plan, collection and testing of forensic evidence, and on investigation techniques for corruption, money laundering and organized crime cases, as well as investigations of DV and SGBV cases.

The total budget for the Justice Program is 5 719 050 USD and
the indicative budget for the “Court of Audit” sub-component is around 2 541 800 USD.

The project is complementarity to a the bilateral agreement between Portuguese Tribunal de Contas and Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Justice regarding the Court of Audit in Timor-Leste.

SAIs connected to this project

  • Timor-Leste
How the project was initiated
Gender Relevance
Has the project/activity as an objective “the strengthening of the SAI Institutional Framework/ Independence”?
Contact person: Beneficiary SAI/Region/Committee
Source of funding
European Commission
Other Source of funding
Contact person: Provider of support
Lars WILKE - email: [email protected]
Implementing agency(s)
Contact person: Implementing partner(s)
Type of support
Stand alone project
Support modality
Support categories covered
Organisational capacity
Is support based on beneficiary SAI/INTOSAI region Strategic Plan?
Link to related projects/programs
No related projects/programs
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