Kingdom of Lesotho : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Disbursement

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

May 22, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Extended Credit Facility (ECF) program extended to Lesotho after a sharp fall in revenues remained broadly on track. Lesotho maintained positive growth supported by expansion of mining and construction. Fiscal consolidation efforts have helped to strengthen international reserves, despite weak diamond prices. Executive Directors welcomed the government’s continued efforts to improve the business climate and promote private sector development. They also suggested the need to maintain fiscal consolidation efforts, while safeguarding priority social and growth-promoting capital spending.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/127

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 22, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484370544/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LSOEA2013001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

48

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