Lesotho

Active Grants: 1

GDP (current US$): $2.64 billion (2017)

Population: 2.23 million (2017)

Major Partners

INFORM Risk Rating: 4.5

Risk data from INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters, uses a scale from 0-10, with 10 as the highest level of risk.

Primary Hazards

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Context

GFDRR supports activities to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in this country. Additional information forthcoming.

Grants Awarded by GFDRR 2007 - Present

World Bank Engagements 2012 – Present

Project Description
Additional Financing to Social Assistance project - CRW funds
$20 million | Start date: 12/2016 (Ongoing)

The Project Development Objective is to support the government of Lesotho in improving the efficiency and equity of selected social assistance programs.

Lesotho Smallholder Agriculture Development Project Additional Financing
$10 million | Start date: 09/2017 (Ongoing)

The development objective of Additional Financing for Smallholder Agriculture Development Project for is to increase in marketed output among project beneficiaries in Lesotho’s smallholder agriculture sector and, to improve the Recipient’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.

Lesotho Transport Infrastructure and Connectivity Project (LTIC)
$18.3 million | Start date: 11/2017 (Ongoing)

The objectives of the Transport Infrastructure and Connectivity Project for Lesotho are to: (a) improve access to social services and markets in targeted rural areas of Lesotho; (b) strengthen road safety management capacity; and (c) improve the Recipient’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency.