Strategic Review SDG2 - Sustainable Development Goal 2 in Timor-Leste

Strategic Review SDG2 - Sustainable Development Goal 2 in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste Strategic Review: Progress and Success in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2

Under the stewardship of former President Ramos-Horta and the Bishop of Dili, this Strategic Review was undertaken to determine what needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) in Timor-Leste, which is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.”

This Strategic Review serves both as a research exercise designed to give a consolidated picture of hunger and nutrition challenges in Timor-Leste and as a mechanism for supporting government to set priorities and find gaps in the actions and policies currently implemented in Timor-Leste to achieve SDG2. In turn, this Strategic Review will allow all stakeholders to anchor their programs for ending hunger, achieving food security, and improving nutrition in support of a clear set of government recommendations. 

The research was led by Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with CEPAD (Center of Studies for Peace and Development), and comissioned by the World Food Programme. The report was written by Jessica Fanzo, João Boavida, Gianna Bonis-Profumo, Rebecca McLaren, and Claire Davis with the invaluable assistance of Jose Henriques, Florenciana de Jesus Rego, and Lamberto Quintas. 



Fanzo J, Boavida J, Bonis-Profumo G, McLaren R, Davis C. 2017. Timor-Leste Strategic Review: Progress And Success In Achieving The Sustainable Development Goal 2. Dili: CEPAD and Johns Hopkins University.

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Gianna Bonis-Profumo
PhD Candidate

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods


MA Development Studies (Anthropology); Grad Dip Management of Non-Profit Organisations; BA Political Sciences