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Lesotho : Systematic Country Diagnostic

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Abstract: Lesotho is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. It is a small, mostly mountainous, and largely rural country of about 2 million people, completely surrounded by South Africa. The persistence of poverty and rising inequality are striking for an economy that grew at annual rates of 4 percent per capita over the past decade. Redefining the role of the state will be critical for meeting the twin goals through boosting inclusive growth and avoiding macroeconomic and social risks. In this context, this Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) is intended to assess development challenges and identify priorities for rapid progress in achieving the objectives of: (i) eliminating extreme poverty on a sustainable basis and (ii) ensuring shared prosperity by improving the welfare of Lesotho’s poorer citizens. The report analyzes the opportunities and challenges in meeting these objectives, focusing on growth, inclusiveness, and sustainability. The SCD concludes by prioritizing the key challenges. Lesotho has an opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in coming years. It will require shifting to a growth model led by an export-oriented private sector, fortified by higher skilled, more productive, and more entrepreneurial individuals, households, and firms. Lesotho cannot realize this new growth model without redefining the role of the state. For this new model to develop, strong political consensus is necessary to push the difficult reforms needed.
Type: Report
Country Focus :: Country Assistance Strategy Document
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23109
Subject: WASTE
TARIFFS
POPULATION DENSITIES
OVERGRAZING
RISKS
RECLAMATION
ECONOMIC INCENTIVES
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
DURABLE GOODS
GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
ECONOMIC GROWTH
PEOPLE
POLICY ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
ANTENATAL CARE
ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
REFRIGERATION
BURNS
PREVENTION
LAWS
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
PRODUCERS
MORBIDITY
LAND RECLAMATION
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS
SEXUAL HEALTH
FINANCIAL RESOURCES
SOCIAL WORK
LABOR FORCE
EMISSIONS
POLITICAL ECONOMY
HEALTH CARE
REVENUES
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
INCENTIVES
HEALTH
MODELS
AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT
LIFE EXPECTANCY
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
RESOURCE USE
KNOWLEDGE
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
PRESENT VALUE
COST EFFECTIVENESS
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
EXPLOITATION
FEASIBILITY STUDIES
IRON
LABOR COSTS
CROWDING OUT
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
FOOD POLICY RESEARCH
PATIENTS
NATURAL CAPITAL
INTERVENTION
SECONDARY SCHOOLS
SAFETY MEASURES
CAPITAL FORMATION
FIXED COSTS
OPTIONS
LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
MIGRATION
STIS
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
HEALTH MANAGEMENT
VIOLENCE
MARKETING
DEBT
ANXIETY
ALTERNATIVE FUELS
ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY
LAND DEGRADATION
DISASTERS
FORESTRY
BENEFIT ANALYSIS
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
NATURAL RESOURCES
MIGRANTS
MORTALITY
SUBSIDIES
SEXUAL PRACTICES
EFFICIENCY
FISHING
FOOD PRODUCTION
RANGELANDS
AFTERCARE
TAXES
LAND USE
NUTRITIONAL STATUS
EFFECTIVE USE
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES
RESOURCES
UNEMPLOYMENT
EQUITY
ALTERNATIVE POLICIES
PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
CONSUMPTION
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
ECONOMIC IMPACT
RURAL COMMUNITIES
YOUNG ADULTS
WORKERS
WAGES
CLIMATE CHANGE
AGED
INDUSTRIAL SITES
POSTNATAL CARE
IMMUNODEFICIENCY
CREDIT
ELASTICITIES
PURCHASING POWER
DEMAND
CPI
HEALTH OUTCOMES
NATIONAL INCOME
MINES
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
AGGREGATE DEMAND
PUBLIC EXPENDITURES
FAMILY PLANNING
ENVIRONMENTS
EXPENDITURES
PROPERTY
TAX RATES
MEASUREMENT
OPPORTUNITY COSTS
NUTRITION
ENVIRONMENT
WORKSHOPS
SICK LEAVE
ECONOMIC SITUATION
ADOLESCENTS
ECONOMICS
SECURITIES
TAX REVENUE
INTERNET
ECONOMIC FACTORS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PREGNANT WOMEN
TRADE
LAND
CHILDREN
RETAINED EARNINGS
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
DRINKING WATER
CLINICS
CONSUMPTION PATTERNS
HEALTH PROBLEMS
COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE
COAL
FARMS
REVENUE
PRIVATE CONSUMPTION
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT
LIVING CONDITIONS
TAX REFORM
STRATEGY
REGISTRATION
FAMILIES
MEDICINES
SEXUAL VIOLENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL
HOSPITALS
CIRCUMCISION
LABOR MARKETS
HEALTH SERVICES
IMPLEMENTATION
PREGNANCY
CONDOMS
PRICES
DEMOGRAPHICS
CONSUMER PROTECTION
ECONOMIES
BREASTFEEDING
PUBLIC GOODS
COMPETITION




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