CCCD: Strengthening targeted national capacities to improve decision-making and mainstreaming global environmental obligations into national development priorities

Lead country

Timor Leste

Participating countries

Timor Leste

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From December 6, 2018 to December 6, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Project ID: 5754

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Climate and Forests Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale




Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The project will assist the Government of Timor-Leste to achieve the national priorities it has set in its National Strategic Development Plan for 2011 to 2030, and in its current annual National Priorities by enhancing national capacities. This project is designed to build the capacity of the agencies to engage effectively together in the series of concurrent national assessment and planning exercises, the subsequent development and implementation of policies and substantial programme, and the monitoring of results and strengthening of future planning and actions. More specifically, this project will address specific cross-cutting capacity development priorities identified in the NCSA in order to catalyze Timor-Leste's more effective participation in environmentally sound and sustainable development in a way that produces co-benefits for the global environment. Thus, the goal of this project is for the Timor-Leste to be better enabled to meet their obligations under the three Rio Conventions. This requires the country to have the necessary capacities to coordinate efforts, as well as best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and reporting processes. To that end, the objective of this project is to strengthen institutional capacity for effectively managing information systems for national MEA obligations and monitoring impact and progress.This project will be carried out via four linked components: Component 1 focuses on enhanced institutional and technical capacities to use data and information for planning and decision-making; Component 2 focuses on coordination of technical directorates; Component 3 focuses on global environmental obligations mainstreamed into select sectoral policies, legislation, plans and programmes; and Component 4 focuses on enhanced awareness and value of the global environment. The project will take an adaptive collaborative management (ACM) approach to implementation, which calls for stakeholders to take an early and proactive role in the mainstreaming exercises, as well as to help identify and solve unexpected implementation barriers and challenges. By taking an ACM approach, project activities and outputs can be more legitimately modified and adapted to maintain timely and cost-effective project performance and delivery.

USD $1,500,000

Grant amount

USD $1,500,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,500,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Timor Leste

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