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Ghana

What data is expected?

Key national statistics on demographic and economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or unemployment and population statistics. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • National unemployment
  • National population

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Update: removed link (http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl/) as couldn't find license. Ghana Statistical Service footer includes 'Copyright © 2017 Ghana Statistical Service'. Couldn't find license on Open Data Initiative website.
In an open and machine-readable format XLS Majority of the dataset I looked at were in PDFs but some especially the GDP was in Excel
Downloadable at once No They are all downloadable Update: amended to no as unemployment data not downloadable as single data set, found within reports.
Up-to-date No Note: There is quarterly reports for the GDP but that is not so for employment. For example, the Ghana Statistical Services is still using the 2010 Census to work out the data on employment and unemployment status. Update: amended to no as couldn't find recent data on unemployment
Publicly available Yes Update: data sets in B3 did not require a login but accessing some data within 'Central Data Catalog' requires registration.
Available free of charge Yes I was able to download the data without having to login or pay any money.
findable 2
findable_steps Went to the Ghana Statistical services website and looked for specific datasets - GDP, population, unemployment etc. Finding data on unemployment was particularly hard as this is not made stand alone but infused with employment data and so one need to search through about five or more datasets on employment status to get information on un-employment.
licence_url http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl/
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Ghana Statistical Service (GSS)
characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population
location http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/ - Ghana Statistical Service, http://data.gov.gh/dataset - Ghana Open Data Initiative, http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/gdp_new.html - GDP data, http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/pop_stats.html - Population data, http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/docfiles/glss6/glss6_labou - Report with unemployment data Update: amended descriptions, added links to population, GDP, and unemployment data

This submission is valid, thank you Franka Vaughan for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Amended B6 to no as couldn't find recent data on unemployment. Added additional links to data. Amended B5 to no as unemployment data not downloadable as single data set, found within reports.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/ - Ghana Statistical Service
   http://data.gov.gh/dataset - Ghana Open Data Initiative
   http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/gdp_new.html - GDP data
   http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/pop_stats.html - Population data
   http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/docfiles/glss6/glss6_labou - Report with unemployment data
Data licence   http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl/
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
Submitters   Franka Vaughan
Last modified   Tue Jan 17 2017 10:50:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)