- After four years of robust growth averaging 4.3% annually, growth dropped to an estimated 3.4% in 2015, largely due to weakness in the construction and manufacturing sectors and it is expected to remain subdued in 2016 and 2017.
- Unemployment, poverty and inequality have remained pervasive in the face of non-inclusive growth.
- The high rate of urbanisation has outpaced the ability of the authorities to provide necessary services, and the sustainability of living conditions for much of the urban population remains a critical challenge.
|Area:||30,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2015:||2.1 Million|
|Urban Population 2015:||29.02%|
|Female Population 2015:||50.66%|
|GDP:||US$ 1.7 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 1,380|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||27.47%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||158|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.461|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015):||UA 351.0 Million|
- 29/11/2016 - The African Water Facility promotes sustainable growth through climate resilient water resources development in Southern Africa
- 04/07/2014 - Nine low-income African countries win funding to transform renewable energy services
- 04/06/2014 - Public-Private Partnerships finance national hospitals in Lesotho