After enduring years of conflict and destruction, Timor-Leste has risen from the ashes and, within a short span of time, made remarkable strides toward recovery and reconstruction. It is today a nation well on its way to peace and prosperity, creating an example to be followed by other fragile and underdeveloped countries. Timor-Leste: The History and Development of Asia's Newest Nation examines this journey through the social, political, and ecomic development of the young state.
Abraham Joseph has held various senior-level positions at the United Nations, including the head of the Office of Socioeconomic Affairs in the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste. He also served as a senior advisor to Timor-Leste's foreign minister. Takako Hamaguchi worked for UNICEF for sixteen years before starting her own international development and cooperation consultancy firm.
Joseph Abraham, Takako Hamaguchi
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3 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white halftones, 3 maps, 3 tables