Jan 052013
 

IMF reports for Lesotho 2012

Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho
http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pn/2012/pn1241.htm

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second and Third Reviews Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Kingdom of Lesotho, and Approves Request for Augmentation of Access and US$13.42 Million Disbursement http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr12126.htm

Country’s Policy Intentions Documents — Lesotho: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 23, 2012 http://www.imf.org/External/NP/LOI/2012/LSO/032312.pdf

Country Report No. 12/101: Kingdom of Lesotho: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation and Second and Third Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and a Request for Augmentation of Access – Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Kingdom of Lesotho. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=25886.0 

Country Report No. 12/102: Kingdom of Lesotho: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – National Strategic Development Plan http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=25887.0

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Kingdom of Lesotho, and Approves US$ 8.7 Million Disbursement http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2012/pr12462.htm

Country Report No. 12/322: Kingdom of Lesotho: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=40136.0 

Country’s Policy Intentions Documents — Lesotho: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 12, 2012 http://www.imf.org/External/NP/LOI/2012/LSO/111212.pdf

Country Report No. 12/331: Kingdom of Lesotho: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the National Strategic Development Plan http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=40163e.0 All info collated from imf.org From Wikipedia: The Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by its only neighbouring country, the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

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Makhaleng River Gorges in the Highlands of Lesotho, 2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Books

The mountains that give Lesotho its dramatic landscapes have also played a crucial role in creating a country with a unique history. It’s a stirring story of courage and cunning, featuring remarkable individuals such as King Moshoeshoe – founder of the Basotho nation – who first gathered people together on the flat-topped hill Thaba Bosiu, the mountain of night. Today, Lesotho is an irresistible lure to adventurous travelers who want to head off the beaten path and tackle the mighty mountains.

This book argues that the textile and garment industry is one of the leading sources of economic growth and income in Lesotho. Some of its most obvious contributions are reductions of inequalities, employment creation, export promotion, increases in foreign exchange earnings, human resources development, and support to social activities which transform the lives of the poor and disadvantaged groups such as women and children.

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