|Type||Thesis or Dissertation - PhD thesis|
|Title||The socio-economic impact of the Lesotho highlands water project resettlement programme at Makhoakhoeng|
Large dams are constructed for irrigation, generation of hydroelectricity, consumption
and so forth. In the case of Lesotho, the LHWP was constructed with the sole purpose of
selling water to South Africa in order to earn royalties and to generate hydroelectricity.
Although a number of factors are used to justify the construction of large dams, worldwide
experience has shown that the consequences emanating from their construction are
sometimes irreversible and painful like having to be resettled.
This study therefore sought to establish the extent of the impacts emanating from the
LHWP Resettlement Programme at Makhoakhoeng, whether the standard of living of
resettlees as measured in terms of access to services has improved or not, the extent of
their participation in the resettlement programme, and their perception on their standard of
|»||Lesotho - Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire 2002|