Key Indicators
Income Group Lower middle-income
Regional Group Africa
Population (Total) 2,142,252
GDP (current US$, millions) 5,951
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 2,886

Performance Overview

ISO3

LSO

Country

Lesotho

Score

28.56

Rank

123

Technology

24.94

People

25.37

Governance

38.24

Impact

25.70

Strength / Weakness

Pillar: Technology 24.94
SCORERANK

Access

33.88 118

1. Mobile tariffs

13.70123

2. Handset prices

19.63118

3. Households with internet access

2.91124

4. SMS sent by population 15-69

67.58113

5. Population covered by at least a 3G mobile network

99.4670

6. International internet bandwidth

0.0085

7. Internet access in schools

n/an/a

Content

23.02 99

1. GitHub commits

0.06124

2. Wikipedia edits

54.8160

3. Internet domain registrations

0.27111

4. Mobile apps development

52.78109

5. AI scientific publications

7.17117

Future technologies

17.93 117

1. Adoption of emerging technologies

n/an/a

2. Investment in emerging technologies

35.8679

3. Robot density

n/an/a

4. Computer software spending

n/an/a
Pillar: People 25.37
SCORERANK

Individuals

41.17 108

1. Active mobile broadband subscriptions

65.47111

2. ICT skills

n/an/a

3. Use of virtual social networks

22.66106

4. Tertiary enrollment

6.60106

5. Adult literacy rate

69.9583

Business

23.10 116

1. Firms with website

6.25119

2. GERD financed by business enterprise

0.9196

3. Professionals

18.6084

4. Technicians and associate professionals

18.6294

5. Annual investment in telecommunication services

71.1399

6. GERD performed by business enterprise

n/an/a

Governments

11.83 130

1. Government online services

33.33118

2. Publication and use of open data

n/an/a

3. Government promotion of investment in emerging tech

n/an/a

4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education

2.17108
Pillar: Governance 38.24
SCORERANK

Trust

18.72 116

1. Secure internet servers

33.87108

2. Cybersecurity

7.48126

3. Online access to financial account

30.9459

4. Internet shopping

2.59111

Regulation

43.57 115

1. Regulatory quality

26.53102

2. ICT regulatory environment

66.86100

3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies

n/an/a

4. E-commerce legislation

50.00112

5. Privacy protection by law content

74.4345

Inclusion

52.44 89

1. E-Participation

32.10115

2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments

30.7597

3. Availability of local online content

26.44116

4. Gender gap in Internet use

100.001

5. Rural gap in uses of digital payments

72.9245
Pillar: Impact 25.70
SCORERANK

Economy

12.36 125

1. High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturing

n/an/a

2. High-tech exports

1.94119

3. PCT patent applications

n/an/a

4. Growth rate of GDP per person engaged

n/an/a

5. Prevalence of gig economy

35.1186

6. ICT services exports

0.04128

Quality of life

28.13 127

1. Happiness

7.44125

2. Freedom to make life choices

57.93102

3. Income inequality

47.1499

4. Healthy life expectancy at birth

n/an/a

SDG Contribution

36.61 119

1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

32.79107

2. SDG 4: Quality Eduucation

n/an/a

3. Females employed with advanced degrees

13.9895

4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

47.44116

4. SDDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

52.23119

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