Key data for Lesotho

NCI44th HRCI25th HANCI39th
HANCI compares 45 developing countries for their performance on 22 indicators of political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition. All the countries compared in the index have high rates of hunger and undernutrition. The comparative approach of the index means that country scores are calculated in relation to the political commitment of the other countries in the index.
Existing rates of: Stunting: 39% Wasting: 3.9% Proportion of population underweight: 13.5% Source: NFHSand DHS (2006)

Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI)

Public Spending Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Government spending on agriculture ?1.7%201339th
Government spending on health ?14.5%20128th
Policies Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Security of access to land?Moderate201317th
Access to agri. extension services ?Moderate201327th
Civil registration of live births ?45.1%200931st
Status of safety nets?Non-Existent201422nd
Laws Score Year HRCI rank of 45
Constitutional right to food ?Moderate20118th
Women’s access to agricultural land?In Law, not in Practice20144th
Women’s Economic rights ?Partially Enforced20111st
Constitutional right to social security?No200631st

Nutrition Commitment Index (NCI)

Public Spending Score Year NCI rank of 45
Nutrition budget ?No201228th
Policies Score Year NCI rank of 45
Vitamin A coverage ?66%201333rd
Governments promote complementary feeding?Yes20121st
Access to drinking water ?81.3%201218th
Access to sanitation?29.6%201226th
Skilled birth attendance ?91.8%200920th
Extent of nutrition features in national dev. policies/strategies?Weak201420th
National nutrition policy, plan or strategy?Yes20141st
Multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder coord. mechanism?No201439th
Time bound nutrition targets?No201237th
National nutrition survey ?No201434th
Laws Score Year NCI rank of 45
Enshrine ICBMS in domestic law ?Not Enshrined in Law201438th