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Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)

This paper provides a forward-looking view of trade and its relevance for Lesotho’s medium- and long-term development. It does this through computable general equilibrium analysis of potential impacts based on specific trade-related scenarios. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8861 MAY 22, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Kotschwar,Barbara R Disclosed

Lesotho - Education Public Expenditure Review (English)

This Public Expenditure Review (PER) is the result of a collaboration among the World Bank Group, and Lesotho’s Ministries of Education and Finance, and is designed to inform Lesotho’s effort in expanding access to quality education services, while operating in a highly fiscally constraint environment. ... See More +

Report 136894 MAY 16, 2019

Rasolonjatovo Andriamihamina,Harisoa Danielle; Bellver Vazquez-Dodero,Ana Disclosed

Lesotho - Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Framework for the Period of FY16-20 (English)

This performance and learning review (PLR) summarizes progress at the mid-point of the implementation of the country partnership framework, 2016-2020, (CPF) for Lesotho. ... See More +

Country Partnership Framework 136011 APR 17, 2019

Disclosed

Lesotho - Performance and Learning Review : Information Notice (English)

Information Notice 136990 MAR 18, 2019

Disclosed

Linking Smallholders to Markets : A Supplier Development Program for Vegetable Farmers in Lesotho (English)

Agriculture plays a significant role in Lesotho's economy. Lesotho is among the poorest countries in Southern Africa, with fifty-seven percent of the population living below the poverty line. ... See More +

Report 137868 JAN 01, 2019

Giddings,Steven; Reva,Anna Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lesotho (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131755 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Unlocking the potential of Lesotho’s private sector : a focus on apparel, horticulture, and ICT (English)

Job creation and private sector growth are at the heart of Lesotho’s development agenda. Indeed, despite continuous economic growth during the past decade, over a quarter of the population is unemployed and more than half lives below the national poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper 128075 SEP 01, 2018

Reva,Anna Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Economic growth improved slightly in 2017 driven by mining activities. Lower Southern African Customs Union and domestic revenues coupled with delayed fiscal consolidation are causing increased fiscal pressures. ... See More +

Working Paper 126179 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

Climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho (English)

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agricultural development and climate responsiveness. ... See More +

Brief 126730 MAY 01, 2018

Ukaejiofo,Rex Uzonna; Mubanga,Ngao; Osiemo,Jamleck; Grey, Sebastian; Emenanjo,Ijeoma; Girvetz,Evan; Braimoh,Ademola Disclosed

Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)

Migration, internal and external, continues to be a dominant livelihood strategy for households in Lesotho, with almost half (43 percent) of households reporting at least one member living away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8307 JAN 18, 2018

Chakravarty,Shubha; Botea,Ioana Alexandra; Compernolle,Nell Disclosed

Supporting Lesotho's economic diversification and trade integration: structural transformation through greater export competitiveness (English)

This report provides a multifaceted diagnostic overview of Lesotho's export competitiveness, including an analysis of the macroeconomic environment in which exporters and importers operate in Lesotho; level, growth, composition, and market share performance of Lesotho's exports; the evolution of FDI inflows and their sectoral composition; the diversification of products and markets, as well as the quality and sophistication of Lesotho's exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 127520 JAN 01, 2018

Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Engel,Jakob; Kotschwar,Barbara R; Maliszewska,Maryla Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs – Lesotho (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120950 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Lesotho : public health sector expenditure review (English)

This Public Expenditure Review (PER) is the result of collaboration among UNICEF, the World Bank Group, and Lesotho's Ministries of Health and Finance. ... See More +

Working Paper 123177 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program : Investment Plan for Lesotho (English)

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous country in Southern Africa. Roughly 80 percent of Lesotho’s land is more than 1,800 meters above sea level; the average elevation is 2,161 m.1 Lesotho has a population of two million people of which more than 99 percent are ethnic Basotho. 23 Sixty-four percent of Basotho live in the districts of Berea, Leribe, Maseru, and Mafeteng, in the arable lowlands. ... See More +

Working Paper 132198 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Country highlights : Lesotho 2016 (English)

The World Bank Group conducted face-to-face interviews with top managers and business owners of 150 enterprises in Lesotho from June 2016 through August 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 129266 SEP 11, 2017

Disclosed

Job-Ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia : Reforming Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment, and Structure to Teach Vocational and 21st Century Skills : Lesotho : Conference Version (English)

This brief summarizes a report that seeks to assist the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, and Zambia to more effectively develop job ready secondary education graduates, who are better placed to increase their earnings and stay out of poverty. ... See More +

Brief 119991 SEP 01, 2017

Blom,Andreas; Cao,Xiaonan; Rasolonjatovo Andriamihamina,Harisoa Danielle; Akinlawon,Iyioluwa Teleola Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Working Paper 113874 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

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Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (English)
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MAY 22, 2019 WPS8861 Policy Research Working Paper
Lesotho - Education Public Expenditure Review (English)
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MAY 16, 2019 136894 Report
Lesotho - Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Framework for the Period of FY16-20 (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136011 Country Partnership Framework
Lesotho - Performance and Learning Review : Information Notice (English)
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MAR 18, 2019 136990 Information Notice
Linking Smallholders to Markets : A Supplier Development Program for Vegetable Farmers in Lesotho (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 137868 Report
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Lesotho (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131755 Working Paper
Unlocking the potential of Lesotho’s private sector : a focus on apparel, horticulture, and ICT (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 128075 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126179 Working Paper
Climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126730 Brief
Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8307 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting Lesotho's economic diversification and trade integration: structural transformation through greater export competitiveness (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127520 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs – Lesotho (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120950 Working Paper
Lesotho : public health sector expenditure review (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 123177 Working Paper
Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program : Investment Plan for Lesotho (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 132198 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Country highlights : Lesotho 2016 (English)
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SEP 11, 2017 129266 Working Paper
Job-Ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia : Reforming Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment, and Structure to Teach Vocational and 21st Century Skills : Lesotho : Conference Version (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119991 Brief
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