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Lesotho -- Development in a Challenging Environment: A Joint World Bank-African Development Bank Evaluation

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Lesotho is a small, poor, and mountainous country of approximately two million people. There are many development challenges confronting Lesotho with half of the country's population living below the poverty line. Lesotho's income inequality is also among the highest in the world. Other obstacles to sustainable development include low quality of education and poor health services, widespread HIV/AIDS, and weak institutions.

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Overview

Lesotho is a small, poor, and mountainous country of approximately two million people. There are many development challenges confronting Lesotho with half of the country's population living below the poverty line. Lesotho's income inequality is also among the highest in the world. Other obstacles to sustainable development include low quality of education and poor health services, widespread HIV/AIDS, and weak institutions.

This Country Assistance Evaluation, prepared in collaboration with the African Development Bank Group, details Lesotho' political, economic, and social development. It analyzes the country's development challenges and constraints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821351567
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Series: Independent Evaluation Group Studies
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword, Prologo, Avant-Propos
Executive Summary, Resumen, Resume Analytique
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Lesotho's Political, Economic, and Social Development 1
2 Development Challenges and Constraints 7
3 World Bank Services and Products 11
4 The Development Effectiveness of World Bank Assistance 25
5 African Development Bank Group Assistance to Lesotho 33
6 Overall Assessment of African Development Bank Group Assistance 53
7 Attribution of Performance of Development Partners 57
8 Conclusions and Recommendations 61
Endnotes 107
Bibliography 111
Annex A Comments from the Government of Lesotho 63
Annex B Country Assistance Evaluation - Comments by the Country Team for Lesotho 67
Annex C Report from the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) 69
Annex D Statistical Annex 71
Annex E Project and Program Data 83
Annex F OED Ratings Glossary and Definitions 93
Annex G Background Summaries, Selected Topics 95
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