Maseru, 4 March 2022 – As part of advocacy on the implementation of a joint Programme on Economic and Financial Management Integration for Sustainable Development (JP-EFMIS) to promote integrated planning and financing for sustainable development and to accelerate attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Government of Lesotho in collaboration with UNDP, UNICEF and IOM; the Ministry of Development Planning (MoDP) and Ministry of Finance in collaboration with UNDP Lesotho will lead the launch of the Development Finance Assessment (DFA) Report 2021 and the integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF) roadmap. Following a series of INFF/DFA stakeholders consultations and validations meetings; the Launch event intends to share the findings and the recommendations of the report and initiating the discussions that may inform key stakeholders on the Integrated National Financing framework and the development finance agenda.

The launch will be held on the 10th of March 2022 on virtual platforms for participation and attendance by the general public. Registration Link:  https://bit.ly/3pqRKvB

The Development Finance Assessment Report recommends that Development in Lesotho should be inclusive, be based on national consensus, address equity and quality, and ensure more equal, equitable and just society. To enable SDG-aligned planning and financing processes, there should be an institutional restructuring and creation of new coordination and monitoring mechanisms and instruments, to ensure not only accountability and responsibility for the policy implementation but also actively monitor progress made in mobilising enabling finance for growth.

Full report can be downloaded on: https://bit.ly/3MfCL18

For more information on the launch and the report, please send an email to UNDP Communications Focal Point Ms. Lerato Brown – lerato.brown@undp.org

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