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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Working Paper 113874 APR 01, 2017

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Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)

Lesotho is a small, mountainous kingdom, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The country is divided into ten administrative districts and further divided into four ecological zones: Lowlands, Foothills, Mountains, and Senqu River Valley (Ministry of Health, Lesotho and ICF International, 2016). ... See More +

Working Paper 114373 APR 01, 2017

Walldorf,Jeanette; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Shapira,Gil; Yamashita-Allen,Kanako Disclosed

Lesotho WEAP manual (English)

This analysis looks specifically at the need to ensure continued development of water resources within Lesotho and aims to empower stakeholders to act with more confidence by demonstrating that the implementation strategies can provide benefits to water resources management over a broad range of possible future scenarios. ... See More +

Working Paper 112725 JAN 01, 2017

Wishart,Marcus J.; Emenanjo,Ijeoma Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Lesotho (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Lesotho. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109951 OCT 25, 2016

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

The easing of GDP growth since 2013 is expected to continue through 2016 due to persistent drought effects and weak regional conditions, leading to a decline in SACU revenues and associated fiscalpressures. ... See More +

Working Paper 108890 OCT 01, 2016

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Lesotho water security and climate change assessment (English)

Abundant water, along with high altitude and geographic proximity to major demand centers in southern Africa, is one of Lesotho’s most valuable renewable and sustainable natural assets. ... See More +

Publication 108018 JUL 06, 2016

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

The decline in growth since 2013 is expected to continue through 2016 due to persistent drought effects and weak regional conditions leading to a decline in SACU revenues and associated fiscal pressures. ... See More +

Working Paper 104814 APR 01, 2016

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Enterprise surveys : Lesotho country profile 2016 (English)

The Enterprise Surveys (ES) focus on many aspects of the business environment. These factors can be accommodating or constraining for firms and play an important role in whether an economy’s private sector will thrive or not. ... See More +

Working Paper 111257 JAN 01, 2016

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Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Lesotho (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Lesotho. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100780 OCT 01, 2015

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Country data report for Lesotho, 1996-2014 (English)

This country data report summarizes the data from the worldwide governance indicators (WGI) project for Lesotho. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: (i) voice and accountability, (ii) political stability and absence of violence and terrorism, (iii) government effectiveness, (iv) regulatory quality, (v) rule of law, and (vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105503 SEP 15, 2015

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Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (English)

Financial incentives are a promising HIV prevention strategy. This paper assesses the effect on HIV incidence of a lottery program in Lesotho with low expected payments but a chance to win a high prize conditional on negative test results for sexually transmitted infections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7215 MAR 18, 2015

Nyqvist,Martina Björkman; Corno,Lucia; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Svensson,Jakob Disclosed

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Lesotho (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Lesotho. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92066 OCT 01, 2014

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Lesotho - The World Bank Group country survey FY 2014 : report of findings (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Lesotho assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Lesotho perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 96118 MAR 01, 2014

Felzer,Sharon; Guo,Jing; Markova,Svetlana; Cameron,Jessica A. Disclosed

Doing business 2014 : Lesotho - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Lesotho. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82893 OCT 29, 2013

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Doing business 2014 : Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)

This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in Southern African Development Community (SADC). It also shows the regional average, the best performance globally for each indicator and data for the following comparator regions: East Asia and the Pacific, Economic Community of West African States, European Union, Middle East and North Africa, and Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 83418 OCT 29, 2013

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Lesotho - A safety net to end extreme poverty (English)

The objective of this study is to help the government to decide what role safety net and transfer programs should play in the coming 5 to 10 years. ... See More +

Social Analysis 77767 JUN 13, 2013

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Potential and actual FDI spillovers in global value chains : the role of foreign investor characteristics, absorptive capacity and transmission channels (English)

Using newly collected survey data on direct supplier-multinational linkages in Chile, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Vietnam, this paper first evaluates whether foreign investors differ from domestic producers in terms of their potential to generate positive spillovers for local suppliers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6424 APR 01, 2013

Winkler, Deborah Disclosed

Lesotho - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)

The 14 indicators describe a country's macro-fiscal environment to identify constraints or opportunities for health systems financing. ... See More +

Brief 80287 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Pande, Aaka; Eozenou, Patrick; Leive, Adam; Smitz, Marc; Ozcelik, Ece Disclosed

Doing business 2013 : Lesotho - smarter regulations for small and medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English)

This tenth edition of Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 73957 OCT 23, 2012

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113874 Working Paper
Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114373 Working Paper
Lesotho WEAP manual (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112725 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Lesotho (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109951 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108890 Working Paper
Lesotho water security and climate change assessment (English)
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JUL 06, 2016 108018 Publication
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104814 Working Paper
Enterprise surveys : Lesotho country profile 2016 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 111257 Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100780 Working Paper
Country data report for Lesotho, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105503 Working Paper
Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (English)
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MAR 18, 2015 WPS7215 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92066 Working Paper
Lesotho - The World Bank Group country survey FY 2014 : report of findings (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 96118 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Lesotho - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82893 Working Paper
Doing business 2014 : Southern African Development Community (SADC) (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 83418 Working Paper
Lesotho - A safety net to end extreme poverty (English)
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JUN 13, 2013 77767 Social Analysis
Potential and actual FDI spillovers in global value chains : the role of foreign investor characteristics, absorptive capacity and transmission channels (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6424 Policy Research Working Paper
Lesotho - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80287 Brief
Doing business 2013 : Lesotho - smarter regulations for small and medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English)
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OCT 23, 2012 73957 Working Paper