Feb 2015: Can the Petroleum Fund Exorcise the Resource Curse from TL?
Feb 2015: LH Blog: letter urging consideration of lower oil prices in revision of 2015 State Budget (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: LH Blog: Transparency Initiative (EITI) gets a little more opaque (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: LH Blog: It takes more than money to achieve development: Lessons for and from Timor-Leste (also Tetum)
Feb 2015: General State Budget for 2015 (including Budget Books, Committee reports, approval, analysis and law)
Feb 2015: Resource list on Executive Interference in Timor-Leste's Judicial System
Jan 2015: Media Law, documents and commentary with Court Opinion and enacted law
Jan 2015: Bobby Boye: Convict, Advisor and Fraud (also Tetum)
Dec 2014: TL government blocks publication of IMF Article IV report for 2014
Dec 2014: New MCC scores for Timor-Leste and La'o Hamutuk analysis
Nov 2014: Letter from La'o Hamutuk to Parliament (also Tetum) regarding proposed 2015 State Budget
Nov 2014: Presentations from seminar on Poverty and Timor-Leste's Economic Development Strategy by La'o Hamutuk, Monash University researchers, Ministry of Finance and ADB
Nov 2014: Maritime boundary dispute with Australia, including suspension of ICJ proceedings
Oct 2014: La'o Hamutuk organizational report for January-June 2014
August 2014: LH letter asking the Court of Appeals to audit the TimorGAP national oil company
July 2014: LH Presentation to TLDPM on Economic Sector (also Tetum)
Links to most documents from the 2014 TL and Development Partners Meeting
July 2014: CPLP should not Admit Equatorial Guinea (also Portuguese)
July 2014: Special Economic Zone / Zona Ekonómiku Espesiál iha Oecusse
July 2014: LH submission to ANP consultation on draft regulations for TL Exclusive Area and Model Production Sharing Contracts
July 2014: Poverty and the Agricultural Household: Some patterns and puzzles, paper by Australian researchers and La'o Hamutuk comment (English/Tetum)
June 2014: Planning for the 2015 Census, including LH submission
May 2014: LH blog: Environmental Licensing: Who needs it?
April 2014: La'o Hamutuk Annual Report for 2013
April 2014: LH blog Checking the Petroleum Regulators (mos Kontrolu ba Reguladór Petróleu sira) about Tribunal da Contas audit of National Petroleum Authority
April 2014: LH Radio Igualdade fila fali -- bele rona podcast tolu
April 2014: LH blog The Double Digit disappears (mos Double digit lakon ona) on lower GDP estimates
March 2014: LH blog Oil production inevitably declines (mos Labele evita produsaun petróleu atu tun)
March 2014: 2014 General State Budget, with budget books, LH letter to Parliament (also Tetum), analysis, Committee C report summary, summary of enacted version and Presidential promulgation message (also Tetum)
February 2014: How Long Will the Petroleum Fund Carry Timor-Leste? with paper (also Tetum), spreadsheet and other materials
January 2014: LH submission on the draft Regulations and Guidelines for Environmental Licensing
December 2013: blog on new ratings from Transparency International, WB/IFC, and IMF
November 2013: Presentations to Seminar and Conference at Australian National University on economics and sustainability
12 November 2013: ANTI: Truth and Justice are the Foundations of Democracy (also Tetum, Indonesian, Portuguese)
October 2013: HASATIL statement for World Food Day (also Tetum, Portuguese and Indonesian)
October 2013: LH submission to DGE on revising the Business Activities Survey
October 2013: Blog article about LH letter (also Tetum) protesting award of school furniture contract to Chinese Nuclear Industry Construction Company No. 22
September 2013: What's the Point of Transparency? (also Tetum) explores EITI in Timor-Leste and elsewhere
September 2013: Blog: Consultation begins on draft Mining Code (also Tetum)
July 2013: La'o Hamutuk Bulletin returns! (English or PDF, also Tetum or PDF). Issue foci: Who benefits from land laws?; Seed policy
July 2013: LH presentations to academic conferences on Suai Supply Base (Tetum), Land (Tetum), Maritime Boundaries (Tetum), Seed Policy (Tetum) and Petroleum Fund Sustainability (English also spreadsheet) (PowerPoints here)
June 2013: 2013 TL and Development Partners Meeting, including speech (also Tetum) and presentation by La'o Hamutuk (also Tetum) and many other speeches, presentations and documents
June 2013: Second LH submission on draft Protected Areas Decree-Law
See also LH submission on earlier draft (also Tetum)
June 2013: LH Blog on just-released Gov't statistical reports for 2011: Business Activities Survey (also Tetum), National Accounts and Household Income and Expenditure Survey, presentation on Oecussi Special Economic Zone and other documents
June 2013: Yellow Road Workshop and other information on 2014 State Budget
June 2013: Consumer Price Index revision including LH submission and revised methodology
June 2013: Index page to Reference DVD-ROM (mós Tetum) with resources, websites and other information (also available as a DVD from La'o Hamutuk's office)
June 2013: Suai Supply Base (also Tetum) including EIAs, financing, and detailed analysis
May 2013: Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste, including submissions from La'o Hamutuk and others, hearing transcripts
May 2013: Dili Launch of UN ESCAP Survey (including Minister of Commerce speech, La'o Hamutuk comment)
May 2013: Timor-Leste and ASEAN article by Douglas Kammen
May 2013: Public-Private Partnerships for Dili airport and Tibar port (mós Tetum) with presentations from IFC/Government infrastructure conference and other information
May 2013: Petroleum Production Sharing Contracts in Timor-Leste (ho Tetum), with links to most contracts
April 2013: List and links to trainings and presentations by La'o Hamutuk on many topics in Tetum and English
April 2013: Rights and Sustainability: LH briefing on key issues facing TL. 16 MB Powerpoint, also PDF (4 slides/page, 3 MB)
April 2013: Presentation on sources of information for journalists (15 MB) (also handout), also Tetum presentation and handout
April 2013: Interesting items on TL's Procurement Portal (Eng/Tet), including presentation (PDF English or Tetum, PowerPoint English or Tetum) on indications of maladministration or corruption; also spreadsheet of data from the Portal
April 2013: UNDP 2013 Human Development Report shows slight improvement for Timor-Leste (also Tetum)
March 2013: National Impact of Veterans Pensions (PDF English or Tetum, PowerPoint English or Tetum), also LH blog (English or Tetum)
February 2013: Terminasaun Tratadu CMATS no nia implikasaun ba Timor-Leste / Implications for Timor-Leste of Terminating the CMATS Treaty and presentation (Tetum PowerPoint ka PDF) (English PowerPoint or PDF)
February 2013: General State Budget for 2013 (English/Tetum). Includes 6 books of budget proposal, Parliamentary hearing schedules and La'o Hamutuk submission and briefing (mós Tetum sumisaun no briefing) and Committee C report
January 2013: Final EITI reports for 2010 (also Tetum) and 2011 (also Tetum), with background information.
December 2012: The State Budget and Education. La'o Hamutuk aprezentasaun treinu ba Rede Edukasaun (mós handout) (Tetum)
December 2012: Perceiving Corruption Accurately - explaining TL's improvement on the Transparency Int'l Corruption Perceptions Index (on LH Blog)
November 2012: La'o Hamutuk submission on General State Accounts for 2011 (English/Tetum) with links to official documents
November 2012: Aprezentasaun: Malisan Rekursu no Korrupsaun (mos PDF)
November 2012: La'o Hamutuk's ultimate letter to the UN Security Council about justice, sustainable development and not forgetting Timor-Leste (Tetum press release) and analysis of 13 years of SC meetings on TL
October 2012: Prime Minister writes UN Secretary-General and S-G's report on UNMIT; LH page on UNMIT with documents and meeting transcripts
October 2012: Timor-Leste Government also pays too much for fuel (also Tetum) on LH Blog with LH letter (also Tetum) to Provedor and Anti-Corruption Commissioner
October 2012: La'o Hamutuk submission to Parliament (also Tetum) on proposed budget rectification, plus Committee C report (also Portuguese) and declarations from P.M. (also Tetum), and political parties
October 2012: Making the Oil Companies Pay What They Owe: TL's efforts to collect unpaid back taxes, including ABC television documentary and La'o Hamutuk comment
October 2012: Mid-year rectification of the 2012 State Budget with links to proposed law, Government program and other information (English/Tetum)
September 2012: Observations from Suai site of future petroleum supply base (also Tetum)
September 2012: List of members of 2012-2017 Parliament, with committees and telephone numbers
List of members of Fifth Constitutional Government with email addresses and telephone numbers
September 2012: LH letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her visit
August 2012: What it means to celebrate the 30th August statement from ANTI (also Indonesian)
August 2012: Petroleum Transparency in Burma (workshops report and presentations)
August 2012: Komentáriu husi LH ba ezbosu ekuadramentu ba avaliasaun frajilidade Objetivu ba Harii Paz no Harii Estadu
August 2012: ANTI letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urging international action for justice for 1975-1999 crimes
July 2012: LH Relatóriu observasaun eleisaun Parlamentár tinan 2012
July 2012: Wading deeper into an oily swamp: IAB appointments and revelations (on LH blog)
July 2012: LH concerns about "Government of National Unity" (English/Tetum, also PDF)
July 2012: TL-related Wikileaks-released cables from U.S. embassies and State Department
July 2012: Timor-Leste 2012 elections: Parliamentary results and other key documents
June 2012: Resposta husi partidu politiku sira ba LH nia pregunta
June 2012: LH writes to President TMR to suggest he promulgate Basic Environment Law (text in English and Port.)
June 2012: UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty on Timor-Leste, including blog summary, her report (also Portuguese and Tetum) and LH submission and video, Provedor and Gov't statements
June 2012: Pamfletu Perguntas Eleitores ba Kampaña Partidu Politiku sira (also English Questions for Voters to Ask Political Party Campaigns)
June 2012: Sustainable Development in Timor-Leste: National Report to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development by the Ministry of Economy and Development, UNDP and UN DESA
May 2012: How Timor-Leste got $10 billion ... and how quickly we will spend it all. (on LH blog)
May 2012: Petroleum Fund information (English/Tetum), including quarterly reports, latest updates and revenue history.
May 2012: Civil Society statement to the TLDPM (Donor's Conference) (also Tetum)
May 2012: Information and documents for the 2012 TL and Development Partners Meeting
May 2012: LH Observers' report on Second Round of the Presidential Election (also Tetum)
May 2012: LH letter to Minister of Finance on Timor-Leste Transparency Model (also Tetum)
May 2012: Greater Sunrise LNG Project (also Tetum): recent developments, with links to history, references and documents.
April 2012: La'o Hamutuk submission to DNMA on draft Biodiversity Decree-Law (also Tetum)
April 2012: Resposta husi Kandidatu Prezidente Na'in Rua ba LH nia pergunta (mos PDF, English, and English PDF, and Portuguese PDF)
March 2012: Petroleum regulators get themselves better health care (also Tetum) (on LH blog)
March 2012: President vetoes three land laws passed by Parliament, with texts of laws and veto messages, and letter for Land Rights Network to Parliament (Tetum)
March 2012: Timor-Leste is going for broke (also Tetum) and Borrowing from the next generation (on LH blog)
March 2012: UN Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Timor-Leste (English/Tetum)
March 2012: Timor-Leste is going into debt (also Tetum). Current information on loans in process.
February 2012: Treinamentu husi LH ba Sentru Peskiza Parlamentar kona ba ekonomia no orsamentu estado
February 2012: Draft laws on reparations program and CAVR follow-up institution (English/Tetum), including LH submission to Parliament (also Tetum), draft laws, Parliamentary debate
February 2012: LH letter to the UN Security Council about justice and equitable, sustainable development.
December 2011: Fahe Sertifikadu Efeitu Registu Bele Resolve Problema Rai? (also English) (12/11)
November 2011: LH comments at Rio+20 Green Economy for Sustainable Development workshop
November 2011: General State Budget for 2012 (also Tetum) with documents and analysis
November 2011: Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Santa Cruz demonstration (mos Tetum)
October 2011: LH letter to Parliament Committee C (also Tetum) on the Appeals Court Opinion on the 2010 General State Accounts (also Port.)
October 2011: La'o Hamutuk submission to Parliament (also Tetum) on the proposed 2012 State Budget.
October 2011: La'o Hamutuk second submission to DNMA on draft Basic Environment Law.
September 2011: Submisaun rua LH nian ba Parlamentu kona-ba esboso Lei ba Rai no Lei Expropriasaun
September 2011: LH report Valoriza Agrikultor sira-nia Lian no sira-nia Matenek (Valuing Farmers' Words and Wisdom in English).
September 2011: Groups worldwide urge debt-free Timor-Leste not to borrow. Statement, petition and press release from 117 Timorese and international organizations (English/Tetum)
August 2011: National Alliance for an International Tribunal: Resolving Past Crimes Against Humanity is Key to Opening the Door to Truth and Justice now and in the future (English/Tetum)
August 2011: Some thoughts from LH for the Regional EITI Conference (also Tetum) and other conference information
July 2011: La'o Hamutuk comments (also Tetum) and summary of comments (also Tetum) on the Strategic Development Plan
July 2011: Presentation by LH about TL's Economy and State Budget (mos Tetum) to UNTL/Victoria University Conference on Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills
June 2011: Submisaun La'o Hamutuk nian (Tetum) ba Parlamentu RDTL regarding proposed Anti-Corruption Law
June 2011: Creating Timor-Leste's national oil company with decree-law and other information
June 2011: Deloitte audit of EDTL and April supervisor's report about the heavy oil power plant and national grid
May 2011: Cowboys, Ogres and Donors: A Decade of Corporate Social Responsibility in Practice by former Woodside representative Mandy Whyte criticizes the company's Sunrise tactics in Timor-Leste.
May 2011: LH Treinamentu kona-ba Orsamentu Jeral Estadu RDTL 2011 - rekursu, aprezentasaun, no sst.
May 2011: La'o Hamutuk submission to 2011 OECD process on Aid Effectiveness in Fragile States (with draft country report)
May 2011: UNDP 2011 National Human Development Report for Timor-Leste (also Tetum) with La'o Hamutuk comment (also Tetum and Tetum slideshow)
April 2011: RDTL Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 (also Tetum) with slide show, texts of summary and May 2010 draft, hints of the future, links to key documents, and analysis of some problematic topics.
February 2011: Understanding the 2011 Budget (also Tetum) graphs of allocation and execution
February 2011: LH presentation Risku Korupsaun no Malisan Rikusoin Akompanha Dependensia ba Esportasaun Mina Rai (also English)
February 2011: Current information on enactment of the 2011 budget (also Tetum), including La'o Hamutuk letter to President Ramos-Horta (also Tetum) the President's petition to the Court of Appeals (also Portuguese), and the Court's ruling (also Portuguese)
February 2011: We Must Respect the Constitutional Principles of the President’s Duties (also Tetum) article by La'o Hamutuk Timor Post and Diario Nacional.
February 2011: letter from the National Alliance for an International Tribunal (also Tetum) to UN Security Council.
January 2011: Sosiedade Sivil no Movimentu Agrikultor iha Timor-Leste
January 2011: the MCC anti-corruption program (English/Tetum) including US-RDTL agreement.
January 2011: proposed Anti-Corruption Law with draft text.
January 2011: LH letter to the IMF about public financial management in TL and IMF response
January 2011: LH letter to Parliament Committee C on selected issues in the 2011 State Budget (also Tetum) and Committee C's report (also Portuguese)
December 2010: LH submission to Parliament Committee C on 2011 State Budget (also PDF and Tetum)
December 2010: leaked reports on poor implementation and performance and re-contracting for heavy oil generating stations and national electricity grid (English/Tetum)
November 2010: Creating the PETRONATIL national oil company, including submission from La'o Hamutuk and a separate submission on the Institute for Petroleum and Geology (IPG)
November 2010: La'o Hamutuk Submission to the Ministry of Finance (also PDF and Tetum) on proposed revisions to the Petroleum Fund Law (Background, also Tetum)
October 2010: ASEAN and Free Trade (also Tetum), with links to documents
October 2010: Declaration (also Tetum) and photographs from 10/10/10 Dili action to prevent climate change
October 2010: Timor-Leste's draft Civil Code, highlighting land issues (English/Tetum), including LH submission and texts, analysis and commentary
October 2010: Trying to Scam a Billion from the Petroleum Fund (English/Tetum)
September 2010: Page on Reliance's Block K oil project (English/Tetum), including analysis, LH submission, Reliance response, media articles and links to many documents
July 2010: Oilwatch Southeast Asia Regional Meeting presentations and statement (also Tetum)
June 2010: Index page with analysis and documents on mid-year budget rectification, including submission from La'o Hamutuk (also Tetum)
June 2010: Page on Eni's Kitan oil project, including LH submission on Environmental Impact Statement
May 2010: New pages on land expropriation (also Tetum), Who will get land? and Land compensation.
May 2010: La'o Hamutuk celebrates our Tenth Anniversary
April 2010: LH submission (Tetum) on draft revision of Immigration and Asylum Law
March 2010: Foreign Soldiers should stay out of Timorese Politics, also LH letter to Chief of Australian Defence Force about ISF accountability and Australian cancellation of project.
February 2010: LH letter to UN Security Council (English/Tetum) analyzing Secretary-General's report on UNMIT. Also Amnesty International letter, Security Council debate, resolution extending UNMIT.
February 2010: LH Bulletin Vol. 11 No. 1-2: Land justice, Transitional Land Law, Climate Change, Donor money in Timor-Leste since 1999, International obligation for justice not yet met (several articles), Rejecting impunity. (also Tetum)
February 2010: Letter from Timor-Leste National Alliance for an International Tribunal to the UN Security Council about justice (English/Tetum)
January 2010: Cornerstone laid for Hera Heavy Oil generating station, and new LH index page on national electricity project for 2010 (English/Tetum)
La'o Hamutuk (Walking Together in English) is a Timor-Leste non-governmental organization that monitors, analyzes, and reports on the principal international institutions and systems engaged in Timor-Leste as they relate to the physical, economic, and social reconstruction and development of the country. La'o Hamutuk believes that the people of Timor-Leste must be the ultimate decision-makers in this process and that this process should be democratic and transparent. La'o Hamutuk is an independent organization and works to facilitate effective Timorese participation, to improve communication between the international community and Timorese society, to provide resources on alternative development models, and to facilitate links between Timorese groups and groups abroad.
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After ten years in Farol, La'o Hamutuk moved to Bebora, Dili (between Vila Verde and Bairro Pite) in 2011. Click on the map below to see it larger.