Project: Lesotho Development Impact Bond for Stunting

Lesotho faces a severe malnutrition issue, which has resulted in stunting of children under five years of age. As of 2014, one third of children under 5 were stunted (DHS, 2014).

The Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Health, in partnership with World Vision Lesotho and UNICEF is interested in assessing the suitability of one or more social impact financing mechanisms, namely a Development Impact Bond (DIB) and or other results-based social financing alternatives, to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and stunting in children under five years in Lesotho.

Limestone has been hired to conduct a feasibility assessment for this project.

Limestone’s Zuzanna Kurzawa (right) meeting with the Food and Nutrition Coordinating Office in Lesotho.

Clients / Partners

Timeline

March

2019

  • Situation Analysis
April

2019

  • Stakeholder Consultations
April

2019

  • Feasibility and Program Design
May

2019

  • Financial Design
June

2019

  • Reporting