Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan (2012-2017)
The NSDP is organized into eight chapters. Chapter 1 covers the background, providing a brief development review based on National vision 2020 targets and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Plan objectives. Chapter 2 provides the context within which the plan was developed, mainly highlighting key population dynamics, natural setting, economic performance, international outlook and major challenges and opportunities facing Lesotho. Chapter 3 defines the growth strategy, including the growth diagnostics, growth strategy, sources of growth and economic growth scenarios. Chapter 4 presents the macroeconomic framework and compares simulations of the three growth scenarios and key economic projections up to 2020, which is the last year of implementation for National Vision 2020. Chapter 5 shifts to the strategic framework which outlines the main sector or thematic area objectives and strategic actions under the six NSDP strategic goals. Chapter 6 brings out key cross-cutting issues. Chapter 7 sets out the implementation strategy.