Lesotho Economic Roadmap 2018/19 – 2022/23

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Description/achievement of initiative

The Lesotho economic labs focused on kpa-1 under national strategic development plan ii, to drive economic growth led by the four productive sectors: agriculture, manufacturing, technology and innovation, and tourism and creative industries. Kpa-1 emphasized promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and private sector-led job creation. To achieve the set vision, the government has decided to engage the consulting firm PEMANDU ASSOCIATES to share its national transformation programme experience in Malaysia, as well as in other countries such as Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Senegal, st.lucia, Oman, Russia, and India.

Implementation methodologies

Using the eight steps approach, all challenges by the administration are systematically identified and tackled together with the relevant stakeholders. And in the spirit of ensuring the utmost transparency and accountability throughout the process, all results are then validated by independent parties and made known to members of the public. Setting the strategic direction, labs, open days, road-map, kpi targets, implementation, validation, annual reports.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

A five-step approach was adopted to objectively identify and unlock investments for the productive sector.\r\nstep-1, project identification\r\nstep-2, round-1 assessments\r\nstep-3, round-2 assessments\r\nstep-4, problem solving\r\nstep-5, implementation plans and kpis.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Prime minister, central delivery unit, ministerial delivery unit, ministry of communications, science and technology, ministry of tourism, environment, and culture, ministry of agriculture and food security, ministry of trade and industry, and the consulting firm – PEMANDU ASSOCIATES. The programme alo enhanced trust and collaboration between the society and government on one hand, and the government and the private sector on the other, to establish a healthy work environment based on open and transparent dialogue.

Partner(s)

MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, MINISTRY OF TOURISM, MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND THE PEMANDU ASSOCIATES.

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