International Economics carried out an assessment of the existing status of e-commerce in Lesotho, by analysing seven different policy areas, namely: Policy, Regulations, Trade Facilitation, Access to Financing, Payment Solutions, Skills and ICT infrastructure.

The project highlighted the country’s gaps in facilitating e-commerce, providing a series of recommendations to improve the existing e-commerce framework. This was achieved by conducting an in-depth desk review of documents related to ICT and e-commerce policies, practices and use in the country, as well as leading an in-country mission, facilitating focus-group discussions, and supporting local e-commerce players and stakeholders in preparing best practices stories and quick-win project proposals.

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