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Summary of 2015 thematic report on Mortality

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Infant mortality
The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of children aged less than one year per 1,000 births.
The 2017 revision of World Population Prospects estimated the IMR for Timor-Leste at 43.9 deaths per 1,000 live births for the period 2010–2015. This value was very close to the value for the South Asian region (44.0). However, the rate was higher than the rates for neighboring countries (Indonesia: 24.9; Philippines: 22.2), the South-east Asian region (24.0), and also the world average (35.0) (United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, 2017).

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Summary of the 2015 Census thematic report on Marital Status

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The 2015 Census was conducted by the General Directorate of Statistics (Direcção Geral de Estatística, GDE) of the Ministry of Finance.
Marriage patterns, breastfeeding practices, the incidence of abortion, and contraceptive prevalence are the major proximate determinants of fertility. The 2015 Census does not collect data on breastfeeding practices or prevalence of contraceptive methods. However, the census collects data on marital status patterns by age, sex, background characteristics (literacy, educational attainment, employment status) and geography.
In this report, marital status is classified as: never married, married, living together, widowed, divorced, and separated.

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Summary of the 2015 Census Thematic Report on Fertility

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The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is the number of children a woman would have at the end of her reproductive life if she experienced a given set of age-specific fertility rate throughout her reproductive life (Dharmalingam, 2004). Different methods were used to measure the TFR in 2015 Census.

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Timor-Leste Population and Housing Census 2015 Analytical Report on Education

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Education matters. It is the way through which one generation passes on its knowledge, experience and
cultural legacy to the next generation. Education has the means to empower individuals and impacts every
aspect of life. It is the vehicle to how one develops and understands the world. It creates opportunities for
decent work and higher income and is correlated to many other components which can enrich one's
quality of life and contribute to happiness, health, mental well-being, civic engagement, home ownership
and long-term financial stability. Besides the economic implications, education is a fundamental right of
each and every child. It is a matter of fulfilling basic human dignity, believing in the potential of every
person and enhancing it with knowledge, learning and skills to construct the cornerstones of healthy
human development. 

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Timor-Leste 2016 Demographic and Health Survey (Final Report)

Annual Report

The 2016 Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey (TLDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring the
population and health situation in Timor-Leste. The 2016 TLDHS is the second Demographic and Health Survey
conducted in Timor-Leste and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels,
marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition,
childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing
programs.

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LEAVING NO YOUTH BEHIND IN TIMOR-LESTE POLICY BRIEF # 5 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

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Introduction
Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series titled “Leaving no Youth Behind in
Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face to benefit
from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a situation analysis
based on quantitative data from an independent analysis of the 2015 Timor-Leste Census and
qualitative data from focus groups discussions, as well as supporting evidence from studies
and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings are presented following the National Youth
Policy pillars of youth healthy lifestyle, youth and education, youth employment and
employability, youth civic participation and youth and violence and crime. The briefs also offer
recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners
as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in context of the development of
Timor-Leste.
 

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LEAVING NO YOUTH BEHIND IN TIMOR-LESTE POLICY BRIEF # 4 LGBTI YOUTH

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Introduction
Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series titled “Leaving no Youth Behind in
Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face to benefit
from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a situation analysis
based on quantitative data from an independent analysis of the 2015 Timor-Leste Census and
qualitative data from focus groups discussions, as well as supporting evidence from studies
and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings are presented following the National Youth
Policy pillars of youth healthy lifestyle, youth and education, youth employment and
employability, youth civic participation and youth and violence and crime. The briefs also offer
recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners
as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in context of the development of
Timor-Leste.

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LEAVING NO YOUTH BEHIND IN TIMOR-LESTE POLICY BRIEF # 3 YOUNG PEOPLE NEITHER IN EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT NOR TRAINING

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Introduction
Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series entitled “Leaving no Youth Behind
in Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face in
benefitting from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a
situation analysis based on quantitative data from an independent analysis of the 2015
Timor-Leste Census and qualitative data from focus groups discussions (FGDs), as well as
supporting evidence from studies and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings illustrate
the situation of young people in terms of healthy lifestyle, education, employment and
employability, civic participation and violence and crime, as per the National Youth Policy
pillars. The briefs also offer recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector
and development partners as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in
context of the development of Timor-Leste.
 

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LEAVING NO YOUTH BEHIND IN TIMOR-LESTE POLICY BRIEF # 2 MIGRANT YOUTH IN DILI CITY

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Introduction
Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series entitled “Leaving no Youth Behind
in Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face in
benefitting from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a
situation analysis based on quantitative data from an independent analysis of the 2015
Timor-Leste Census and qualitative data from focus groups discussions (FGDs), as well as
supporting evidence from studies and reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings illustrate
the situation of young people in terms of healthy lifestyle, education, employment and
employability, civic participation and violence and crime, as per the National Youth Policy
pillars. The briefs also offer recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector
and development partners as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in
context of the development of Timor-Leste.
 

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LEAVING NO YOUTH BEHIND IN TIMOR-LESTE POLICY BRIEF # 1 YOUNG FEMALE FARMERS

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Young people are key to achieving sustainable development. It is essential that all young
people receive equal access to quality education, justice, health services, employment
opportunities, chances to participate in society, and to be protected from violence. Through the
adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and the approval of the new National
Youth Policy in 2016 by the VI Government, Timor-Leste has committed to leave no youth
behind.
In support of this national effort, the United Nations (UN) in Timor-Leste and the NGO Belun
are, in a collaborative effort, launching a new policy series titled “Leaving no Youth Behind in
Timor-Leste”. The objective of this series is to increase understanding of the situation and
vulnerability of some specific youth groups and the particular challenges they face to benefit
from the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Each policy brief presents a situation analysis
based on quantitative and qualitative data, as well as supporting evidence from studies and
reports conducted in Timor-Leste. Findings are presented following the National Youth Policy
pillars of youth healthy lifestyle, youth and education, youth employment and employability,
youth civic participation and youth and violence and crime. The briefs also offer
recommendations to Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners
as to how to ensure equal opportunities for these groups in context of the development of 
 
 
 

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