Lesotho Economic Outlook

  • The economy registered growth of 4.3% in 2014 and average growth of 4.9% is expected in the two following years.
  • The economy remains highly open and undiversified in both products and markets making it more susceptible to external shocks.
  • With higher rates of poverty, unemployment and inequality in rural relative to urban areas, spatial inclusion for the rural areas remains a critical challenge which requires urgent attention.


Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC)

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr. Kennedy Mbekeani, Officer-in-Charge