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UK aid from the British people

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Most DFID supported projects under the Lesotho bilateral programme ended in 2010. One project – the ALAFA initiative which provides HIV services to 40,000 factory workers in the garment industry – runs until August 2011. To help ensure that ALAFA’s work continues into the long term, we will be providing an additional £1m to the project. At the same time, the UK will continue to support Lesotho through multilateral agencies such as the EU and World Bank (around £7m each year), debt relief (around £1m last year) and DFID’s regional programme which is run from Pretoria. In addition, civil society organisations working in Lesotho will continue to receive UK support through centrally managed funds.

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £0
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 0.0%
  • Active Projects 2
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 2.14 million
  • % living below $1.90 per day (2010, source World Bank): 59.65%
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 3.19
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 1.61%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Lesotho.