At Morapeli High School in Lesotho, the atmosphere was buoyant as young adults in smart uniforms welcomed me and my team with song and dance. I explained that our visit, and a major part of our…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Liphula (a pseudonym to protect the privacy of the student) is a 21-year-old young man enrolled in Grade 11 at Mohlapiso High School in Qacha’s Nek district of the Kingdom of Lesotho. He attends…

Tihtina Zenebe Gebre, Elizabeth Ninan Dulvy |

In this blog, we present the main results of our Survey of Young Basotho’s Aspirations and Challenges, in which we hear from the youth themselves about their preferences, outcomes, perceived…

Lyliana Gayoso de Ervin, Samantha De Martino, Sara Troiano, Federica Ricaldi, Victoria Monchuk |

Like many countries around the world Lesotho has been negatively affected by the war in Ukraine. The situation has been worsened by hindered food imports due to the pandemic as well as weak…

Mantsebeng Suzan Maepe, Elita Banda |

Mobile phones provide an efficient, reliable and cost-effective way of capturing and digitizing data. They also allow for rapid customization and variation in survey design. Building on this,…

Wenyu Jia, Edward Beukes, Justin Coetzee, Philip van Ryneveld |

On March 27, 2020, when the president of South Africa announced the lockdown, I thought of my beloved country, Lesotho that heavily depends on South Africa for almost everything from toilet paper…

Paballo Sekoto |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

The Government of Lesotho has spearheaded several innovations in health. These innovations have been translated into more health service utilization that might have contributed to the improvements…

Omer Zang, Francisca Ayodeji Akala |

The mountain Kingdom of Lesotho like many countries is no stranger to disasters. The landlocked small state of 2.2 million people is continually buffeted by multiple shocks, primarily drought but…

Maleshoane Lekomola-Danziger, Barry Maher, Alejandra Campero |