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Lesotho Health and Horticulture Compact

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ’s second compact with the Government of Lesotho seeks to ensure greater access to quality healthcare, create equitable business development opportunities including women and youth-owned enterprises, invest in high-value crop production, and boost profits and formal employment for Basotho. The compact also aims to address some of the unique challenges faced by women and youth in Lesotho by providing better legal protections in land tenure, inheritance and skills training and business development opportunities. The compact comprises three (3) projects designed to combat constraints to economic growth by strengthening private sector participation, improving government capacity for coordination, and execution of equitable public goods and services that unlock bottlenecks for private sector investments and respond to the needs of Basotho. The figure below gives an indication of the achieved milestones and the proposed compact implementation timelines.