Timor-Leste Threshold Program

  • Grant Total: $10,496,000
  • Signed: September 22, 2010

MCC’s Board of Directors approved the Government of Timor-Leste’s threshold program proposal in May 2010. Timor-Leste’s $10 million threshold program aims to reduce corruption by building a network of functioning and effective anti-corruption institutions and actors, and improve access to immunization services by creating a more capable and effective community health system.

Implementing Partners

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will administer the Timor-Leste threshold program.

Improve Access to Immunization Services
  • Strengthen service delivery and identification of unimmunized children by identifying underserved areas, developing long-term solutions to improve, maintain higher coverage rates, and immunize chronically low-coverage areas.
  • Institutionalize the Integrated Community Health Services Units (SISCa) as functional healthcare service units in all project supported districts.
  • Improve surveillance and reporting of vaccine-preventable diseases in order to monitor the effectiveness of immunization efforts and allow for timely detection and response to disease outbreaks.
  • Increase capacity of district and community health center staff to effectively manage, plan, and supervise basic health care operations.
Strengthen Anti-Corruption Efforts
  • Support the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to become the lead agency for anti-corruption education, prevention, and investigation.
  • Build the Office of Prosecutor General (OPG)’s investigative and prosecutorial skills, particularly for corruption cases and economic crimes.
  • Strengthen the auditing capabilities of internal government audit entities and establish an external audit authority to improve the Government of Timor-Leste’s ability to prevent and detect instances of corruption.
  • Increase the knowledge and use of internationally-accepted procurement standards in relevant line ministries and support the establishment and operations of an independent procurement review commission.
  • Strengthen Parliament’s role through increased oversight of the government’s fiscal management practices.
  • Increase the capacity and public advocacy skills of civil society organizations, media, academic, and private sector associations in order to improve their effectiveness in monitoring, advocating, and disseminating information on corruption-related issues.