Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Improve the Performance of Lesotho's Industrial Zones

 Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho

Locus Economica assisted the government of Lesotho with attracting private-sector involvement in the development and management of industrial zones in early 2015.  Working under contract with our partner, Buro Happold, we assessed the economic feasibility of various public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements.  A robust PPP framework for Lesotho's zones has the potential to not only deliver predictable financial returns for private-sector investors but also allow the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) to achieve its economic development mandate as a state-owned catalyst for zone growth.  By leveraging our legal experience to analyze the PPP possibilities under Lesotho law and international best practice, Locus Economica helped the people of Lesotho create better opportunities for their future.