Timor-Leste’s Veterans’ Pension Scheme: Who are the Beneficiaries and Who is Missing Out?

Since the security crisis of 2006–07, the East Timoresegovernment has increasingly relied upon cash paymentschemes to mitigate further conflict and to providea form of social security. A series of schemes haveprovided payments to different groups, including:people displaced by the crisis, the military officersthat helped inflame the crisis, the elderly and disabled,and female-headed households with school-agedchildren. By far the most significant — and expensive— scheme provides pensions to veterans of the resistancestruggle against the Indonesian occupation. Thispaper highlights who is benefiting from the veterans’pension scheme and who is missing out, and examinessome of the potential long-term ramifications.

More Than Just Policing: Police Reform in Post-conflict Bougainville

This brief summarises the findings of an independent evaluation of the Bougainville Community Policing Project (BCPP), which was conducted in late 2012 on behalf of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Rethinking Transitional Justice: Lessons From East Timor

The East Timor experience reveals a vast gap between UN claims about the benefits of transitional justice mechanisms and local expressions of disenc

Solomon Islands in Transition

The authors discuss the current transitions taking place in the Solomon Islands.


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