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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

Goddard,John Gabriel; Aterido,Reyes; Pearce,Douglas; Troiano,Sara; Kelly,Timothy John Charles; Reva,Anna Disclosed

Kingdom of Lesotho - Public expenditure review : improving expenditure efficiency for inclusive development and growth (English)

This Public Expenditure Review (PER) was prepared in response to a request from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and is designed to inform Lesotho’s fiscal consolidation due to a narrowing of its fiscal space. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 127317 JUN 01, 2018

Nagaki,Shiho; Şenkal, Aslı 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

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

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Lesotho - State-owned enterprises : a country policy note (English)

The objectives of this note are identifying the fiscal implications and the shortcomings of the corporate governance of the SOE sector through an initial stock taking of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19193 JUN 30, 2016

Hanusch,Marek; Nagaki,Shiho; Algu,Yashvir; Senkal,Asli; Drum,Wilfrid Bernard; Hansen,Kjetil; Şenkal, Aslı Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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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
Kingdom of Lesotho - Public expenditure review : improving expenditure efficiency for inclusive development and growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127317 Public Expenditure Review
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
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
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
Lesotho - State-owned enterprises : a country policy note (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ACS19193 Working Paper
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