Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Timor-Leste Round 2 (SEIA 2.0) – Result for Dili Municipality
The study shows how the COVID-19 situation has exacerbated underlying issues within the country, including large gaps in development between different income groups, rural and urban settings, the effects on climate hazards, and limited access to education, health services, social protection programmes and markets.
To cope with the confluences of the pandemic, Easter Flood and major difficulties, households have employed coping strategies that hinder further improvement in their lives.
The study also finds resilience among communities, the important role of the national government in social support, and continued efforts of various government and civil society organizations to reduce these negative impacts.
During the entire COVID-19 pandemic period, the Government of Timor-Leste has taken proactive measure to protect the population from spread of the virus and has implemented concrete steps to counteract the worst socio-economic consequences of twin shocks.
Using the SEIA 2.0 findings, a series of recommendations for policymakers to consider in developing strategy for a robust socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic are proposed in the full report.