September 2014 – March 2017
Contact: Jesuina Abel, Program Manager at or +670 7700 3952.

Assessing the Legitimacy of Timor-Leste’s Security Sector (ALTSS) Belun in collaboration with Saltzman Institute for war and peace studies- Columbia University received grant from the International Development Research Center to generate better understanding of the legitimacy of Timor-Leste’s security institutions through in-depth, locally-driven research that leads to concrete recommendations for legal and institutional reforms, and for the veterans policy, to safeguard the country’s future stability. This research program as more academic will strengthen Belun’s pillar of research and policy development.

This program is part of dedication to contribute to the development of security institutions in Timor-Leste through review literature, research, meeting, discussion, analysis, and proposing the recommendations. These activities are implementing in 12 Municipalities and Special Region Oekusi in Timor-Leste.