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UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. It works with individual countries on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP Lesotho supports Lesotho’s development priorities as laid out in the National Strategic Development Plan and through that, the achievement of the MDGs. The focus areas of work of UNDP Lesotho are Democratic Governance, Environment and Energy, Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth, with Gender Mainstreaming and HIV/AIDS as crosscutting areas. Towards Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth, UNDP is assisting the Government of Lesotho to pilot Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) to align financing policies and strategies to national development priorities for achievement of sustainable development. The INFF process starts with a Development Finance Assessment (DFA), by mapping the landscape for development financing and assessing the institutional, policy and legal capacities, gaps, and opportunities per country to help define the roadmap towards integrated financing and development planning. It provides a broad picture of development efforts, assesses the development finance landscape, and outlines main trends, points out shortcomings/ bottlenecks and contributes to the enhancement of development finance and strategies for delivery of results.