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- The ACP Observatory at the 12th UN DESA Coordination Meeting (NYC, February 2014)
The remittances framework in Lesotho: Assessing policies and practices promoting the multiplier effect
The ACP Observatory on Migration presents its first final research report on the “Remittances framework in Lesotho: Assessing policies and practices promoting the multiplier effect”. The research has been carried out by the Lesotho Institute for Public Affairs and Management (LIPAM) and coordinated by the Southern African Migration Programme (SAMP).
The objective of the study is to identify key elements for promoting an improved use of South-South remittances for development in Lesotho. The document explores the major trends on the issue and notes the overwhelming importance of remittances from South Africa as well as the relative resilience of remittances to economic crises.
The research incorporates the conclusions of the interviews conducted with key stakeholders in Lesotho. Among other issues, the recommendations of the study include the adoption of dual citizenship measures for Basotho nationals and the expansion of ICT infrastructure.
The ACP Observatory has been guided by the National Consultative Committee in Lesotho to carry out the study. The institutions involved in this Committee will promote the adoption of recommendations included in the study.