This report attempts to provide an assessment of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the Kingdom of Lesotho and to outline recommendations to address its adverse impacts. As envisaged in the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity Report, COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis with deep-rooted health, humanitarian and socio-economic impact. Adopting the UN and World Bank Group (WBG) Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, this assessment has been undertaken along the lines of (1) Health First; (2) Protecting People; (3) Economic Responses and Recovery; (4) Macroeconomic Response and Multilateral Collaboration; and (5) Social Cohesion and Community Resilience.
The report is prepared as part of the wider response strategies of the United Nations Country Team in Lesotho and is intended to be an assessment based on existing data cognizant of the fast and evolving situation
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