The Impact of Democracy in Lesotho: Assessing Political, Social and Economic Developments since the Dawn of Democracy

“The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the transition to a democracy in Lesotho, since its independence in 1966, has resulted in the socio-economic development and an improvement in the lives of citizens in this country. This paper traces the evolution of democracy and politics in Lesotho, including an evaluation of progress in the area of socio-economic development, which asssessed within the framework of the political developments and reforms that have taken place since 1966.”