Kingdom of Lesotho Local Governance, Decentralization, and Demand-Driven Service Delivery, Volume 1. Main Report

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Policy Notes
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World Bank
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2014-08-01T21:11:11Z
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2014-08-01T21:11:11Z
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2007-06-27
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2021-04-23T14:03:46Z
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After more than 35 years, the elected local government system in Lesotho was reestablished in 2005 through the election of the Local Authorities, i.e. the Community and District Councils (CCs and DCs). Across the political spectrum, the political will to move forward was at its peak. An exemplary campaign to educate the entire population as to the purposes and functioning of the new Local Authorities, and the electoral process preceded the election. The purposes of the new system are the improvement in services and access to government, broad participation of the local population in their own development combined with enhanced accountability to them, and promotion of equitable development in all parts of the country. The establishment of the Local Authorities and their election was received by even the remotest populations with great enthusiasm, and the elected Councilors have taken up their job with energy and commitment. The objectives of this report derive from the general priorities of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) of Lesotho which emphasizes pro-poor growth, community empowerment, improved governance and public sector performance. The specific priorities of the PRS have been set as employment creation, food security, and infrastructure development, deepening of democracy, governance, safety and security, access to health services, increasing human resource capacity, managing and conserving the environment, and improving public service delivery. Cross cutting priorities include combating HIV and AIDS, and addressing gender inequalities as well as issues related to children and youth. From among all the possible sectors, agriculture and natural resources were selected because: (i) the local authorities have a mandate for the promotion of economic development and the management of natural resources; (ii) improvements in these areas are necessary for economic development, poverty reduction, and for improving the tax base and revenue generation capacity; and (iii) improvements require collaboration between local authorities, communities, sector institutions, and the private sector, a collaboration in which the Local Authorities sit at the center of the network of co-producers.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/06/14059810/kingdom-lesotho-local-governance-decentralization-demand-driven-service-delivery-vol-1-2-main-report
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19247
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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ACCOUNTABILITIES
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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ACCOUNTANT
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ACCOUNTING
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ADJUDICATION
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ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
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ASSET MANAGEMENT
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ASSETS
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AUDITOR
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BANK ACCOUNT
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BANKS
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BENEFICIARIES
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BENEFICIARY
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BRIBERY
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BROKERS
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BUDGETING
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CAPITAL GRANT
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CAPITAL GRANT SYSTEM
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
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CITIZEN
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CITIZENS
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CIVIL SERVANTS
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
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CONSENSUS
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CONSTITUENCIES
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CONSTITUTION
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CORRUPT
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CORRUPTION
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COUNCILS
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CREDIBILITY
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CRIMES
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CRIMINAL
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DECENTRALIZATION PROCESS
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DECISION MAKERS
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DECISION MAKING
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DECONCENTRATION
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DEMOCRACY
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DEPOSIT
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPING COUNTRY
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DEVOLUTION
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DISBURSEMENTS
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DISCRIMINATION
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DISTRICTS
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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EMPLOYMENT
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ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
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EXCHANGE RATE
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EXPENDITURE
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FINANCE MANAGEMENT
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CAPACITY
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FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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FINANCIAL STATEMENT
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FINANCIAL STRUCTURES
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
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FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION
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FISCAL MANAGEMENT
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FISCAL RESOURCES
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GLOBALIZATION
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
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GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
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GOVERNMENT FINANCE
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GOVERNMENT GRANT
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GOVERNMENT GRANTS
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GOVERNMENT LEVEL
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GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES
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GOVERNMENT POLICY
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GOVERNMENT REFORM
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GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES
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GOVERNMENT SERVICES
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GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES
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GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
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GRANT FUNDING
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HOLDING
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN RESOURCE
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HUMAN RESOURCES
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IMPROVING GOVERNANCE
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INCOME
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INEQUALITY
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INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
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INITIATIVE
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INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
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INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS
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INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
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INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL FISCAL SYSTEM
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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JUDICIARY
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JUSTICE
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LACK OF AUTONOMY
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LACK OF CLARITY
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LAND POLICY
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LAND USE
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LAWS
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LEADERSHIP
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LEGAL CHANGES
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LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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LEGAL OFFICERS
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LEGAL SYSTEM
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LEGISLATION
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LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT
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LEVIES
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LEVY
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LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS
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LOCAL ACCOUNTABILITY
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LOCAL AUTHORITIES
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LOCAL AUTHORITY
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LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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LOCAL COUNCILS
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LOCAL GOVERNANCE
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
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LOCAL INSTITUTIONS
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LOCAL TAXES
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MANDATES
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MARKET TRANSACTIONS
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MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
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MUNICIPAL
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NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS
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NATIONS
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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PENSION
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POLICE
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POLITICIANS
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POST OFFICE
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PRIMARY EDUCATION
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PRIME MINISTER
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PUBLIC FINANCE
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PUBLIC FINANCES
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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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PUBLIC SECTOR
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PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE
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PUBLIC SERVICE
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PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY
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PUBLIC SERVICES
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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PURCHASING POWER
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REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
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REMITTANCES
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REPRESENTATIVES
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RETURNS
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REVENUE SOURCES
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REVOLUTION
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SETTLEMENT
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SOCIAL WELFARE
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SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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TAX
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TAX BASE
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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THEFT
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TRANSPORT
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TRUST FUND
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TURNOVER
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USER CHARGES
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VALUATION
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VOTING
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WATER SUPPLY
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YOUTH
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Kingdom of Lesotho Local Governance, Decentralization, and Demand-Driven Service Delivery, Volume 1. Main Report
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2011-04-15
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Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/06/14059810/kingdom-lesotho-local-governance-decentralization-demand-driven-service-delivery-vol-1-2-main-report
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Governance
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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000333038_20110415005116
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14059810
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61120
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/04/15/000333038_20110415005116/Rendered/PDF/611200ESW0Whit10Box358339B01PUBLIC1.pdf
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Africa
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Lesotho
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Health and other social services :: Other social services
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Water, sanitation and flood protection :: General water, sanitation and flood protection sector
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Transportation :: General transportation sector
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
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Agriculture, fishing, and forestry :: General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
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Urban Development :: Municipal Financial Management
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Governance :: National Governance
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Governance :: Governance Indicators
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Public Sector Development
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AFT: Environment & NRM (AFTEN)
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