The UK bilateral programme to Lesotho is approximately £5 million.
We have co-ordinated closely with the UN in Maseru in response to the current drought. DFID provided £500,000 through UNICEF to ensure people have access to clean water. We are also the largest donor to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which has allocated US $4.74 million to the humanitarian response.
The European Union's ninth European Development Framework (EDF 9) provided funds of €104 million to Lesotho between 2002 and 2007. DFID's imputed share of this is approximately 17 per cent. The key areas covered were: water and sanitation, road transport, macro-economic support and capacity building, HIV and AIDS, trade and regional integration.
The following table shows projects that DFID has supported in the last three years:
|Name of programme||Start to E nd dates||Sector||Funds (£000)|
|Lesotho Revenue Authority: Phase 1||March 2002 to March 2006||Governance||3,200|
|Lesotho Justice Sector Development Programme||August 2003 to November 2007||Justice||2,100|
|Lesotho Textile Project||February 2004 to February 2009||Trade||1,500|
|Lesotho Priority Support Programme: Job Creation/Food Security||April 2004 to May 2009||Trade Food Security||1,900|
|Lesotho Poverty Reduction Strategy Foundation Programme||September 2004 to November 2008||Governance Public Financial Management||5,000|
|Support to Civil Society|
|Lesotho Priority Support Programme: HIV&AIDS Programme||November 2004 to May 2009||Health/HIV||1,800|
|Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight Aids||January 2005 to March 2007||Health/HIV||300|
|Support to Vulnerable Rural Households in Lesotho (FAO)||November 2005 to August 2006||Food Security||350|
|Lesotho Revenue Authority: Phase 2||September 2006 to March 2009||Governance||2,930|
|Potato Culture Project||February 2007 to September 2008||Science and Technology||55|
|Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (UNICEF)||October 2007 to March 2008||Humanitarian||500|