Lesotho - eGovernment Infrastructure Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Oct 2013
Signature Date 15 May 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Oct 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Oct 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22013
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 7,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project aims to improve good governance by the deployment of a modern and secure e-government broadband infrastructure. Specifically, the project interventions shall enhance coordination of public service delivery across ministries, key agencies and local governments. The Project will also strengthen existing Government data centers and portals; and improve access to e-services for state building such as automated administrative services including e-payroll; civil registration; e-health, e-procurement, e-customs; and, revenue management. Through this project the government will reform the systems through which services are delivered in a way that maximizes development and minimizes natural resource degradation. The outcome of the project will include improved internal workings of the public sector leading to reduced financial costs and transaction times; better integrated work flows and processes that would enable effective resource utilization across ministries and various public sector agencies.

Project Objectives

The broad project objective is to foster good governance through the use of ICT. Specifically, the project will improve the country’s public service delivery through the establishment of a modern core e-Government infrastructure and services. Further, it aims at strengthening access to government shared services, including data centres and portals, and facilitation access of eApplications for government such as automated administrative services including e-payroll, civil registration, e-health, e-procurement, e-customs and revenue management.


The main beneficiaries are the all 23 government ministries and 8 key agencies which will benefit of unified data centres, government-wide ICT network, web portal equipment and shared information centres. The country’s population will also benfit of the project interventions.

Participating Organization

Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology
Government Of Lesotho
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-LS-G00-001
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Thierno Mountaga DIARRA
Email t.diarra@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Lesotho
Coordinates Location Name
-28.76659 28.24937 Butha Buthe