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  • Public-Private Partnerships in Development: Three Applications in Timor Leste
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  • José Braz
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  • Timor Leste, the first new nation of the twenty-first century, is a young country facing many of the most challenging problems of underdevelopment: illiteracy, malnutrition, low skills base and high unemployment. It also is on the threshold of facing the potential pitfalls of being a relatively large-scale exporter of oil and gas. Finally independent after centuries of colonialism and decades of occupation, the country’s public and private managers lack experience and skills. These daunting problems are exacerbated by the nation’s decision to re-introduce Portuguese as the official language, even though only a small percentage of the population (and virtually no under-30’s) has any fluency in that language. According to the World Bank (2002), the main challenge facing Timor Leste is how to reconcile a simultaneous existence of acute poverty and severe shortage of human management skills with solid prospects of future flows from the country’s natural resource wealth ... Le Timor oriental, première nation à avoir vu le jour au 21e siècle, est un pays jeune et confronté à la plupart des problèmes les plus délicats du sous-développement : l’illettrisme, la malnutrition, une faible base de compétences et un chômage élevé. Il risque également de tomber dans les pièges de sa position d’exportateur relativement important de pétrole et de gaz. Enfin indépendant après des siècles de colonisation et des décennies d’occupation, le pays manque de gestionnaires expérimentés et compétents, dans le secteur public comme dans le secteur privé. Ces graves difficultés sont encore exacerbées par la décision de réintroduire le portugais comme langue officielle, même si seule une fraction infime de la population (et pratiquement aucun citoyen de moins de 30 ans) maîtrise cette langue. Si l’on en croit la Banque mondiale (2002), le premier défi que doit relever le Timor oriental est d’arriver à gérer la coexistence d’une extrême pauvreté et de la pénurie de capacités de ...
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