Air Quality 61% open


What data is expected?

Data about the daily mean concentration of air pollutants, especially those potentially harmful to human health. Data should be available for all air monitoring stations or air monitoring zones in a country. The Index focusses on key pollutants as defined by the World Health Organisation. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Particulate matter (PM)
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Ozone
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Available per air monitoring station/zone

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): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • - Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No No evidence on copyright available website.
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV PDF, PNG, XLSX, PPTX, Atomsvc
    findable 1
    findable_steps I googled a few search terms, i.e. pollution emissions Zambia, pollution emissions data Zambia, pollution data Zambia, Emissions data Zambia, Department of environment Zambia. It took me a while to find something useful.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office
    characteristics Carbon monoxide (CO) CO2 emissions. Data is taken from
    location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Zambia Data Portal Central Statistics Office

    Reviewer comments

    Rejected, as the data available is not available on monitoring stations or hourly rate; But rather, an aggregated measurement. It was found that the government does collect this data, but no source of open data found.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Ricardo Alanís
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 11:01:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)