The Human Truth Foundation

Timor-Leste (East Timor) (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)

https://www.humantruth.info/timor-leste_(east_timor).html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index137th best
CapitalDili
Land Area 14 870km21
LocationAsia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population1.3m2
Life Expectancy67.74yrs (2017)3
GNI$4 461 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesTL, TLS, 6265
Internet Domain.tp, .tl6
CurrencyDollar (USD)7
Telephone+6708

1. Overview

#indonesia #japan #portugal

The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island. Imperial Japan occupied Portuguese Timor from 1942 to 1945, but Portugal resumed colonial authority after the Japanese defeat in World War II. East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of Timor Timur (East Timor). An unsuccessful campaign of pacification followed over the next two decades, during which an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 individuals lost their lives. On 30 August 1999, in a UN-supervised popular referendum, an overwhelming majority of the people of Timor-Leste voted for independence from Indonesia. However, in the next three weeks, anti-independence Timorese militias - organized and supported by the Indonesian military - commenced a large-scale, scorched-earth campaign of retribution. The militias killed approximately 1,400 Timorese and forcibly pushed 300,000 people into western Timor as refugees. Most of the country's infrastructure, including homes, irrigation systems, water supply systems, and schools, and nearly 100% of the country's electrical grid were destroyed. On 20 September 1999, Australian-led peacekeeping troops deployed to the country and brought the violence to an end. On 20 May 2002, Timor-Leste was internationally recognized as an independent state. In 2006, internal tensions threatened the new nation's security when a military strike led to violence and a breakdown of law and order. At Dili's request, an Australian-led International Stabilization Force (ISF) deployed to Timor-Leste, and the UN Security Council established the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), which included an authorized police presence of over 1,600 personnel. The ISF and UNMIT restored stability, allowing for presidential and parliamentary elections in 2007 in a largely peaceful atmosphere. In February 2008, a rebel group staged an unsuccessful attack against the president and prime minister. The ringleader was killed in the attack, and most of the rebels surrendered in April 2008. Since the attack, the government has enjoyed one of its longest periods of post-independence stability, including successful 2012 elections for both the parliament and president. In late 2012, the UN Security Council voted to end its peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste and both the ISF and UNMIT departed the country by the end of the year.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverWith mountains to climb and untouched reefs to dive, Asia´s newest country, Timor-Leste, is a winner. It´s home to a youthful population and a diverse international presence that adds just the right amount of spice. Its capital, Dili, has all the bright lights, but venture out for wild cultural experiences. Stay in a grand Portuguese pousada on a misty hilltop, or at a quiet island ecolodge. Get rowdy dancing the night away, journey down roads alongside herds of buffalo, then wind up through rainforests dotted with coffee plants. Keep an eye out for whales as you hug the cliffs along the north-coast road. Photogenic white-sand beaches with aqua waters tempt swimmers and for those who want to delve deeper, Dili-based dive companies have spent the past decade discovering world-class dive sites.Timor-Leste richly rewards those who venture to its mountainous interior for trekking, hot springs, dense jungles and raging rivers. Getting there is a major part of the adventure, whether by vehicle, mountain bike, foot or even Timor pony - however, it is well worth the effort. Trailblaze your way through this amazing country: it´s adventure with a smile.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Timor-Leste (East Timor) National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
139Namibia0.615
140=Vanuatu0.607
140=Laos0.607
140=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.607
143Nepal0.602
144Swaziland0.597
145Equatorial Guinea0.596
146=Zimbabwe0.593
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
145Kyrgyzstan$4 566
146Tajikistan$4 548
147Kenya$4 474
148Timor-Leste (E. Timor)$4 461
149Syria$4 192
150Cambodia$4 079
151Kiribati$4 063
152Sao Tome & Principe$4 021
Asia Avg$22 215
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
134Tonga102.4
135Uganda103.0
136Burkina Faso103.3
137Timor-Leste (E. Timor)103.3
138Rwanda103.5
139Libya103.6
140Samoa105.2
141Turkmenistan105.8
Asia Avg87.7
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s population is predicted to rise to 1.989 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 5.99. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
151Trinidad & Tobago1.4m
152Estonia1.3m
153Equatorial Guinea1.3m
154Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.3m
155Mauritius1.3m
156Cyprus1.2m
157Swaziland1.1m
158Djibouti1.0m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
132Laos68.1
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)67.7
134Sao Tome & Principe67.6
135Indonesia67.6
136Kiribati67.4
137India67.2
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
176Afghanistan6.03
177Mali6.16
178Zambia6.30
179Somalia6.30
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
52Oman07.8
53Jordan08.0
54Laos08.1
55Timor-Leste (E. Timor)08.2
56Belize08.3
57Gabon08.5
58Pakistan08.6
59Bahrain08.7
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
155Guinea1.0%
156Iraq1.0%
157Mexico0.9%
158Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%
159Zambia0.9%
160Bangladesh0.9%
161Tanzania0.9%
162Mozambique0.8%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
161Gabon1.7%
162Vanuatu1.6%
163Djibouti1.5%
164Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.4%
165Zambia1.4%
166Cameroon1.4%
167Malawi1.4%
168Congo, DR1.3%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #freedom #freethought #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance

Compared to Asia (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Hong Kong24.3
2Taiwan28.2
3Japan41.9
...
21=Sri Lanka94.8
22India96.8
23Kazakhstan97.8
24Timor-Leste (E. Timor)98.6
25Lebanon98.7
26Jordan102.0
27Cambodia102.3
28Kuwait106.5
29Laos108.1
Asia Avg99.9
q=51.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
113India96.8
114Cuba97.4
115Kazakhstan97.8
116Timor-Leste (E. Timor)98.6
117Lebanon98.7
118San Marino100.2
119Sierra Leone100.2
120Ivory Coast100.4
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
73Niger18
74=El Salvador18
75Mongolia17
76=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)17
76=Estonia17
76=Turkmenistan17
76=Turkey17
76=Morocco17
Asia Avg12.7
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
163Liberia13.61
164San Marino13.63
165Saudi Arabia13.73
166Timor-Leste (E. Timor)13.73
167Grenada13.86
168Bahamas13.93
169Zimbabwe13.95
170Djibouti13.99
Asia Avg10.97
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
118=UAE118
118=Guinea-Bissau118
120Oman120
121=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)120
122Burundi122
123Tunisia123
124Mali124
125Gambia125
Asia Avg94.6
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
86Bulgaria2858
87Madagascar2862
88Gabon2869
89Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2872
90Paraguay2878
91Guinea-Bissau2894
92Seychelles2919
93Northern Cyprus2934
Asia Avg4378
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
133Madagascar0.75
134=Malawi0.75
135Uganda0.76
136=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.77
136=Philippines0.77
136=Libya0.77
136=Nigeria0.77
140Guinea0.78
Asia Avg0.79
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality
Higher is better
24
Pos.2017
Score24
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
58Bulgaria33
59Fiji32
60=S. Korea30
60=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)30
60=Costa Rica30
60=Suriname30
60=Venezuela30
60=Lithuania30
Asia Avg-02.1
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
25
Pos.202125
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
43Seychelles2.3
44=Bhutan2.5
44=Kenya2.5
44=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2.5
44=Romania2.5
44=Fiji2.5
44=Bulgaria2.5
44=Tonga2.5
Asia Avg3.7
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #vaccines

Compared to Asia (2020)26
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank26
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
42=Azerbaijan100.0
43Syria101.3
44=Afghanistan103.8
45Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
46Yemen112.0
47Philippines112.9
48Laos115.9
49Palestine116.7
50Iraq130.9
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)26
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank26
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
138=Guinea104.5
138=Malawi104.5
140Bulgaria105.5
141Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
142Lesotho106.3
143Botswana106.5
144Jamaica106.6
145=Belize107.1
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives27. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau27.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean27, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa27.

For more, see:

Health:

Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a pretty unhealthy country. Timor-Leste (E. Timor) does better than average when it comes to its alcohol consumption rate28. But that's it. Timor-Leste (E. Timor) has problems. It does worse than average in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance29, its adolescent birth rate30, its average life expectancy11 and in its immunizations take-up31. And finally, it falls into the worst-performing 20 in its fertility rate13 (one of the highest in Asia). The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Timor-Leste in 1990 was 45yrs, much lower than the global average of 64.6. But it improved greatly, by +23.3yrs, in the 30 years from then, the third best long-term improvement in the world, and triple the global average improvement of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
130Moldova68.8
131Nepal68.4
132Laos68.1
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)67.7
134Sao Tome & Principe67.6
135Indonesia67.6
136Kiribati67.4
137India67.2
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
28
Pos.2016
Per Capita28
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
43=Nepal2.0
43=Singapore2.0
43=Turkey2.0
46Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2.1
47Mozambique2.4
48=Samoa2.5
48=Micronesia2.5
48=Guatemala2.5
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
172Chad5.79
173Uganda5.95
174Malawi5.98
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)5.99
176Afghanistan6.03
177Mali6.16
178Zambia6.30
179Somalia6.30
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
102Equatorial Guinea102
103Barbados103
104Venezuela104
105Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105
106Serbia106
107Zimbabwe107
108Central African Rep.108
109Benin109
Asia Avg64.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better32
Pos.2016
%32
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
4Ethiopia20.9
5Nepal21.0
6Timor-Leste (E. Timor)21.6
7Cambodia21.7
8=Niger22.0
8=Eritrea22.0
10Burundi22.2
11Uganda22.4
12Afghanistan23.0
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
30
Pos.2015
Per 100030
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
102S. Africa45.5
103Cuba45.6
104Suriname46.1
105Timor-Leste (E. Timor)46.6
106Chile47.8
107Solomon Islands48.4
108Peru49.1
109Indonesia49.6
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
31
Pos.2015
Avg %31
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
165Sweden77.8
166Ivory Coast76.9
167Congo, DR76.5
168Timor-Leste (E. Timor)76.5
169Indonesia76.4
170Mali76.0
171India75.1
172Ethiopia73.9
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Asia (2023)33
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank33
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
39Laos104.5
40Oman104.7
41Turkmenistan110.8
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)114.3
43UAE114.4
44Kuwait115.4
45Uzbekistan118.5
46Afghanistan120.3
47Brunei121.5
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)33
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank33
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
162Grenada111.3
163Congo, (Brazzaville)111.8
164Croatia112.0
165Timor-Leste (E. Timor)114.3
166UAE114.4
167Mauritania114.5
168Tonga115.0
169Suriname115.3
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Timor-Leste (E. Timor) comes 165th in the world when it comes to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 4 data sets. Timor-Leste (E. Timor) does better than average for annual meat consumption per person34. But that's it. Timor-Leste (E. Timor) has problems. It does worse than average for its environmental performance35. And finally, it sits amongst the bottom 20 in terms of its forested percent change 1990-201536 (one of the worst in Asia) and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
36
Pos.2015
%36
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
168Cambodia-26.9
169Chad-27.3
170Paraguay-27.6
171Timor-Leste (E. Timor)-29.0
172Mali-29.5
173El Salvador-29.7
174Nicaragua-31.0
175Zimbabwe-36.6
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
35
Pos.201835
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
122Micronesia49.8
123Libya49.8
124Ghana49.7
125Timor-Leste (E. Timor)49.5
126Senegal49.5
127Malawi49.2
128Guyana47.9
129Tajikistan47.9
Asia Avg54.5
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
187Tuvalu2003 Mar 20
188Thailand2004 Jan 29
189Montenegro2006 Jun 03
190Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2007 Jan 08
191Brunei2008 Jul 27
192Iraq2009 Oct 26
193Somalia2009 Dec 10
194Palestine2015 Apr 02
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
34
Pos.2021
kg34
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
26Benin15.6
27Guinea16.7
28Gambia16.7
29Timor-Leste (E. Timor)17.2
30Nepal17.3
31Solomon Islands17.4
32Syria17.8
33Yemen17.8
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Timor-Leste (East Timor)'s Modernity and Learning

#education #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Asia (2020)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
43Bangladesh112.9
44Laos115.2
45Iraq121.8
46Syria123.5
47Myanmar (Burma)127.0
48Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
49Yemen134.4
50Afghanistan136.7
51Cambodia144.6
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
172San Marino125.0
173Djibouti125.8
174Myanmar (Burma)127.0
175Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
176Honduras130.6
177Liberia130.8
178Micronesia131.3
179Tanzania132.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Length of Schooling
Higher is better
38
Pos.2021
Years38
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
122Nicaragua12.6
123Qatar12.6
124Maldives12.6
125Timor-Leste (E. Timor)12.6
126Cape Verde12.6
127Guyana12.5
128Uzbekistan12.5
129Bangladesh12.4
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
70China70
71Burundi71
72Tunisia72
73Timor-Leste (E. Timor)73
74Chile74
75Argentina75
76Costa Rica76
77Jamaica77
Asia Avg97.1
World Avg82.0
q=163.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
39
Pos.201639
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
194Myanmar (Burma)3%
195Sierra Leone2%
196Niger2%
197Guinea2%
198Somalia2%
199Burundi2%
200Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1%
201Eritrea1%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
40
Pos.2017
Ratio40
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
131=Tonga0.0
131=Myanmar (Burma)0.0
131=Morocco0.0
131=Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.0
131=Honduras0.0
131=Syria0.0
131=Nicaragua0.0
131=Solomon Islands0.0
Asia Avg2.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #politics

On the Corruption Index, Timor-Leste scored on average 30.8 over the 2012-2016 period. Over the 10 years since then, it improved by 11.2 points.

Corruption
Higher is better
41
Pos.2022
Points41
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
74Bulgaria43.0
75=Benin43.0
75=Ghana43.0
77Timor-Leste (E. Timor)42.0
78=Vietnam42.0
78=Trinidad & Tobago42.0
78=Burkina Faso42.0
78=Solomon Islands42.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
130Bangladesh130
131Kazakhstan131
132Guinea132
133Timor-Leste (E. Timor)133
134Mali134
135Chad135
136Saudi Arabia136
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
Asia Avg99.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
26Zimbabwe26
27Canada27
28Trinidad & Tobago28
29Timor-Leste (E. Timor)29
30Burkina Faso30
31Lebanon31
32Barbados32
33Mongolia33
Asia Avg86.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#human_development #peace #politics

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
42
Pos.2023
Score42
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
46Laos1.78
47Sierra Leone1.79
48Oman1.79
49Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.80
50Uruguay1.80
51Ghana1.80
52Senegal1.83
53Indonesia1.83
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
46Burkina Faso46
47Philippines47
48UK48
49Timor-Leste (E. Timor)49
50Ireland50
51Norway51
52Finland52
53France53
Asia Avg76.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
29
Pos.2017
Rank29
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
99Mexico99
100Senegal100
101Georgia101
102Timor-Leste (E. Timor)102
103Barbados103
104Armenia104
105Suriname105
106Namibia106
Asia Avg92.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better43
Pos.201943
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
132Madagascar21.10
133Senegal21.20
134Eritrea21.40
135Timor-Leste (E. Timor)21.70
136Namibia22.10
137=Kenya22.50
137=Bolivia22.50
139Laos22.60
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better44
Pos.2017
%44
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
14Denmark28.2
15=Netherlands28.2
16Serbia28.5
17Timor-Leste (E. Timor)28.7
18Albania29.0
19Sweden29.2
20Malta29.4
21Iraq29.5
Asia Avg35.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better45
Pos.2018
Severity45
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
66Bangladesh.198
67Pakistan.198
68Haiti.200
69Timor-Leste (E. Timor).210
70Ivory Coast.236
71Yemen.241
72Cameroon.243
73Malawi.243
Asia Avg.084
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below46:

Christian99%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1% (2005)47.

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