Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 Southern Africa ADB Regional Integration Strategy Paper

The document provides an overview of the current political, economic and social... The document provides an overview of the current political, economic and social context of the region, setting the regional strategic objectives and identifying the key challenges and opportunities. The strategy rotates around two pillars: regional infrastructure and capacity building; and it focuses on areas such as regional transport/trade facilitation infrastructure, regional Energy Development, information and communication technology, support to the CES Tripartite Arrangement, institutional strengthening, trade and transport facilitation and aid for trade. Furthermore, the strategy addresses cross-cutting issues such as gender, environment, climate change, knowledge management and networking, macroeconomic convergence.

2009 UNDAF Lesotho 2008-2012

The UNDAF is alligned with the MDGs and the objectives set in... The UNDAF is alligned with the MDGs and the objectives set in the Interim National Development Framework. It organizes the assistance of the United Nations System to Lesotho around four main outcomes: 1) Individuals, civil society organizations, national/local public and private institutions have the capacity to achieve/deliver and sustain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and to mitigate its impact; 2) District institutions able to provide quality and sustained health, education and social welfare services; 3) National Institutions able to implement sustainable pro-poor economic development, environmental management and household food security policies and strategies with special focus on vulnerable groups including women, children, young men and women and the disabled; 4) Governance institutions are able to promote and sustain gender equality, public service delivery and human rights for all

2008 Interim National Development Plan

The Interim National Development Framework provides a bridge between the Poverty Reduction... The Interim National Development Framework provides a bridge between the Poverty Reduction Strategy and the National Development Plan currently under elaboration. It is alligned with the objectives contained in the National Vision 2020 and it builds on the lessons learnt with the implementation of the PRS. Main objectives of the Interim National Development Framework are: 1) high, shared, sustainable, private sector led economic growth; 2) reduction of social vulnerabilities; 3) fighting HIV and AIDS.

2007 Industrialisation Master Plan

The Industrialisation Master Plan provides a framework for industrial policy in Lesotho... The Industrialisation Master Plan provides a framework for industrial policy in Lesotho in order to foster economic growth and achieve the objectives contained in the 2020 National Vision and in the MDGs. The plan focuses on private sector contribution in increasing investments and boosting exports, underlining the need of attracting foreign investors. Furthermore, it addresses the need of infrastructure development through state intervention and coordination.

Garment Industry, Textile Industry Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2004 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Lesotho 2005-2007

The Poverty Reduction Strategy outlines a mid-term development plan in allignement with... The Poverty Reduction Strategy outlines a mid-term development plan in allignement with the National Vision 2020 and the Millennium Development Goals. The PRS is built on three approaches: 1) Rapid employment creation through the establishment of a conducive operating environment that facilitates private sector-led economic growth; 2) Delivery of poverty-targeted programmes that empower the poor and vulnerable and enable them to secure access to income opportunities; and 3) Ensuring that policies and legal framework are conducive to the full implementation of priorities, that bureaucratic constraints are removed, and that the productivity of the public sector improves.

2003 Integration into the World Trading Environment

The DTIS provides an overview of Lesotho's economic performance over the last... The DTIS provides an overview of Lesotho's economic performance over the last years, pointing out the good performance of the country in opening its economy and attracting FDIs. Nonetheless, it outlines the main challenges still faced by the country and it suggests policy actions to be carried out in order to improve business climate, increase regional and international integration and continue the path of growth.

2002 Lesotho National Vision 2020

The Lesotho National Vision aims at transforming Lesotho by 2020 into a... The Lesotho National Vision aims at transforming Lesotho by 2020 into a stable democracy and a prosperous peaceful nation, with healthy and well-developed human resources and a strong economy. It touches upon several issues such as governance, freedom and pluralism of the media, gender equality, HIV/AIDS.