The Case for a Legislative Budget Office in East Timor

7 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: June 27, 2017


This discussion paper considers the budget systems of East Timor, and identifies gaps in fiscal oversight and procedure that could be addressed through the implementation of a Legislative Budget Office (LBO). These include deficit spending, extractive industry oversight (including the Petroleum Fund), private-sector led development, sustainable income, external development partners, and public transfers.

Keywords: East Timor, Development, Budget, Legislative Budget Office, Petroleum Fund, Extractive Industries

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., The Case for a Legislative Budget Office in East Timor (June 27, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )


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