National Statistics 61% open


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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - Lesotho Bureau of Statistics
  • - Unemployment data
  • - Lesotho Open Data Portal
  • - GDP & population data
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Update: Bureau of Statistics website: 'Copyright © 2004 BoS', open data portal website: no license (sponsored by African Development Bank)
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No Update to no: GDP yearly (latest 2011), unemployment yearly (latest 2008), population yearly (latest 2013)
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes Update: open data portal requires signup to download data
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON, XLS Update: unemployment report in DOC, population & GDP can be downloaded in multiple formats (visual: PPTX, XLS, PDF, PNG, data: CVS, XLS, Atomsvc, & JSON, SDMX, OData)
    findable 4
    findable_steps I google searched National Statistics Lesotho and found this website on the first page of search results.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2 Update: Population and GDP data can be downloaded as XLS, unemployment needs to be extracted from table in Word doc
    collector_name Lesotho Bureau of Statistics
    characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population
    location - Lesotho Bureau of Statistics , - Unemployment data, - Lesotho Open Data Portal , href=""">rel="nofollow"> - GDP & population data Update: Population & GDP data can be found by selecting options in the 'Socio-Economic Database, Lesotho, 2015' on the Open Data Portal

    Reviewer comments

    This submission is valid, thank you Tricia Govindasamy for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. B6 updated to no as data is not recent. Various data sets can be found in multiple formats through the open data portal but requires signin to download.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 19:40:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)