Country Profile

70
ODIN SCORE
Bulgaria
25th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
66 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
73 OPENNESS SCORE
OUT OF 100

Summary of Results

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures how complete a country’s statistical offerings are and whether their data meet international standards of openness. Bulgaria ranks 25th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 70. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 66 and a data openness subscore of 73.

The following tables show the coverage and openness scores for each data category. For more detailed information, view the Coverage and Openness tabs.

Rankings

Coverage Openness Overall
Global
OUT OF 187
20th 34th 25th
Eastern Europe
OUT OF 10
5th 4th 4th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 100 90 95
Education facilities 30 80 55
Education outcomes 50 80 65
Health facilities 80 80 80
Health outcomes 0 0 0
Reproductive health 50 80 65
Food security & nutrition 13 90 56
Gender statistics 40 90 65
Crime & justice 40 60 50
Poverty & income 100 90 95
Social Statistics subscore 51 74 63
National accounts 75 90 83
Labor 80 90 85
Price indexes 75 80 78
Government finance 75 90 83
Money & banking 100 60 75
International trade 100 60 75
Balance of payments 100 60 75
Economic Statistics subscore 85 76 80
Agriculture & Land Use 30 50 40
Resource use 75 50 61
Energy 100 90 94
Pollution 75 80 78
Built environment 70 80 75
Environment subscore 67 70 68
All Categories 66 73 70
Last updated: July 21, 2021

Coverage

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses coverage based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, coverage scores are based on the availability of indicators and disaggregations published, how many observations are available over the last 10 years, and if national and subnational data exist.

Indicators Not Published

Indicators are considered not published when no qualifying and disaggregated data are found. Not all indicators are required for full credit in every category.

23%
Number of Categories That Score 0

Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score. For most categories, the minimum amount of data is one indicator. There are 22 categories.

1
Indicators Lacking Sex Disaggregation

Sex- disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities.

29%

Coverage Element Scores, 2020

Click to see a description of each coverage element. Scoring criteria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the coverage element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Indicators and Disaggregation
This coverage element measures how many indicators and disaggregations are published within a category. In each category, all other coverage elements cannot score higher than this element so that coverage scores are not inflated by only a few datasets.
Data Available the Last 5 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 5 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
Data Available the Last 10 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 10 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
First Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the first administrative level within each category. First administrative levels are defined by the ISO 3166-2 standard and adjusted for country practices. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published data at this level. (See exemptions here.)
Second Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the second administrative level within each category. Second administrative levels are not defined and any further division of first administrative levels are accepted. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published at this level. (See exemptions here.)

Openness

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses openness based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, openness scores are based on the format and licensing of the datasets, the comprehensiveness of metadata, and what download options exist.

Data License/Terms of Use

The licensing or terms of use that govern the use and reuse of data assessed in ODIN are classified as Open, Some Restrictions, Not Open or Not Available (if no license is found). Below is licensing information for data from the national statistics office on their website and most prominent data portal, if applicable.

NSO Website

National Statistical Institute

Some Restrictions
NSO Data Portal

Infostat

Some Restrictions

Openness Element Scores, 2020

Click to see description of each openness element. Scoring critieria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the openness element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Machine Readability
This openness element measures whether data are made available in machine readable formats. Machine readable file formats allow users to easily process data using a computer. Common machine readable formats include XLS, XLSX, CSV, and JSON files.
Nonproprietary Format
This openness element measures whether data are made available in nonproprietary formats. Nonproprietary file formats are important because they allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. Common nonproprietary formats include PDF, HTML, XLSX, DOCX, CSV, and JSON files.
Metadata Availability
This openness element measures whether metadata are available for the published indicators. Metadata must be located in or near the data file or on a designated metadata section of the website. ODIN looks for three aspects of metadata: (1) definition of indicator; (2) date of upload; and (3) Source agency.
Download Options
This openness element measures whether download options are available. ODIN looks for three download options: (1) bulk download (at the indicator level), (2) API, and (3) user-select download (custom downloads). Options 2 and 3 are interchangeable for scoring purposes.
Terms of Use or Data License
This openness element measures whether data are made available under an open license. Open licenses must allow the use, reuse, and sharing or adaption of data for commercial and noncommercial use without any obligation other than attribution, per the Open Definition. Licenses prohibiting commercial use or having two or more additional stipulations are classified as “Not Open”. Licenses with no more than one additional stipulation are classified as “Some Restrictions.” Licenses that do not explicitly state all allowed uses under the Open Definition and do not include restrictive language are also classified as “Some Restrictions.”

ODIN Indicators

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020 assesses data for 65 representative indicators in 22 data categories. The ODIN indicators are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all indicators produced by a country, but rather an indicative sample of the fundamental types of data produced by countries.

The table below shows a list of all ODIN indicators, whether qualifying data were found, and information about the coverage and openness criteria for each dataset. To qualify, a dataset must be published on the NSO website or an official government website linked from the NSO website. It must show national level data, have one of the required categorical disaggregations (if applicable), and present data from the last 10 years.

Not all indicators are required for full credit. More information about this can be found in our Methodology Guide.

ODIN 2020 Indicator List
(1.1) Population data Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT population > population by districts, age, place of residence and sex
(1.1) Population data Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT population > population by districts, municipalities, place of residence, age and sex
(1.2) Birth rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Population - Demography, Migration and Forecasts > Fertility > Live Births by Districts, Municipalities and Sex
(1.2) Birth rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Marital Status
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Population - Demography, Migration and Projections > Fertility> Live Births by Birth Type (Inside/Outside Marriage, Residents, Districts, and Municipalities
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Population - Demography, Migration and Projections > Mortality > Deaths by Districts, Municipalities and Sex
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage, School Type
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT basic and secondary education > Schools by Type
INFOSTAT tertiary education > Higher Schools by Type and Districts
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT higher education > Teaching staff by type of higher school, academic position, sex, kind of employment and ownership of the higher school
INFOSTAT primary and secondary education > Teaching Staff by Attained Education Level, Sex, and Type of School
(2.3) Education expenditures Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTATELS educational expenditures > Public and private expenditure by educational levels
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (1 of 3 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT basic and secondary education > Students in general and special schools by grade groups, sex, statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT basic and secondary education > Net Enrollment of the Population by Level of Education
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT tertiary education > Students by educational-qualification degree, sex, statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary) > Graduates by educational level, type of school and by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
INFOSTAT tertiary education > Graduates tertiary education by educational-qualification degree, sex, statistical zones, statistical regions, and districts
(3.3) Competency exam results Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Health Establishments as of 31.12.2010 By Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions And By Districts And Municipalities
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Health Establishments ss of 31.12. By Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions and by Districts and Municipalities, 2011 - 2018
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Health Establishments as of 31.12.2010 By Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions and by Districts and Municipalities
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Health Establishments as of 31.12. by Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions and by Districts and Municipalities, 2011 - 2018
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Staff Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Medical Personnel as of by Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions and by Districts and Municipalities 2003-2017
INFOSTAT In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments > Medical Personnel as of 31.12.2018 by Statistical Zones, Statistical Regions and by Districts and Municipalities
(4.3) Health expenditures Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT health > system of health accounts
INFOSTAT health > system of health accounts
INFOSTAT health > system of health accounts
INFOSTAT health > system of health accounts
(5.1) Immunization rate Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT mortality > Crude Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate by Residence, Sex and Districts
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT fertility > Crude Birth Rate by Statistical Regions and Districts, Total Fertility Rate > select 'total fertility rate'
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2014
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT European Health Interview Survey (2014) > Distribution of Persons 18 And Over By Weight And Gender Index
INFOSTAT European Health Interview Survey (2014) > Distribution of persons 18 and over by weight indices and by age groups
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2014
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT INFOSTAT >Demographic and social statistics > HealthCare > European Health Interview Survey (2014) > Distribution of persons 18 and over by weight indices and by age groups
INFOSTAT INFOSTAT >Demographic and social statistics > HealthCare > European Health Interview Survey (2014) > Distribution of Persons 18 And Over By Weight And Gender Index
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT marriages and divorces > Marriages by Districts and Partners' age > Download
(9.1) Homicide rate Data available
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Ministry of the Interior Program document, reports and analyses > Statistics > Annual bulletin of police statistics > Police statistics 2017 > T-7 Crime >Download
Ministry of the Interior Program document, reports and analyses > Statistics > Annual bulletin of police statistics > Police statistics 2012 > T-7 Crime >Download
(9.2) Crime rate Data available
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Crime Type, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Ministry of the Interior Police statistics 2017 > T-7 Crime >Download
Ministry of the Interior Police statistics 2012 > T-7 Crime >Download
Ministry of the Interior Police statistics 2012 > T-8 Crime >Download
Ministry of the Interior Police statistics 2012 > T-8 Crime >Download
(9.3) Data on prison population Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Social inclusion and living conditions (SILC) > Population in risk of poverty or social exclusion by sex and age > Download
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Social inclusion and living conditions (SILC) > Income distribution > Gini coefficient > Download
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Quarterly Data >Gross Domestic Product - Production Approach
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Quarterly Data > Gross Domestic Product by Final Expenditure
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Income Components
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Quarterly Data > GDP By Income Approach - Total of Economy
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > EMPLOYMENT RATES BY SEX, STATISTICAL REGIONS, AND BY DISTRICTS
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > EMPLOYMENT RATES (15 - 64 YEARS) BY AGE, STATISTICAL REGIONS, AND BY DISTRICTS
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Occupation, Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > Employed Persons by Economic Activity grouping and sex (From 2008 )
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > Employed Persons by Occupational Classes and sex(2006 - 2010)
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > Unemployment Rates by Sex, Statistical Regions and by Districts
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Labour Force Survey- annual data > Unemployment Rates by Sex and Age Groups
(13.1) Consumer price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Consumer Price Indices > Consumer Price Indices (CPI)
(13.2) Producers price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Quarterly data > ИНДЕКСИ НА ЦЕНИ НА ПРОИЗВОДИТЕЛ В УСЛУГИТЕ "Prices of Producer Prices in Services, Quarterly 2017"
INFOSTAT Quarterly data > Total Producer Price Indices (2005 = 100)
(14.1) Actual revenues Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Revenue Source
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Quarterly Non-Financial Accounts of General Government > select 'revenue' > select various taxes and forms of social contributions
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Economic Classification, Functional Classification
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Annual Accounts of General Government > State Government Sector Expenditure by Classification of Functions of State Governance (COFOG)
(15.1) Money supply Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Money Aggregates
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
National Bank of Bulgaria Monetary Aggregates - Stocks and Transactions > Select start and end dates > "Monetary Aggregates - Stocks and Transactions" > Download
(15.2) Interest rates Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Rate Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
National Bank of Bulgaria Interest rate statistics > all tables > Download
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); HTML (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Exports and Imports >Exports and imports- final data > by sections of Standard International Trade Classification
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); HTML (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Statistics > Exports and Imports >Exports and imports- final data > by sections of Standard International Trade Classification


(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistical Reference Book 2012 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2012 > Environment Table 5. Arable land and used agricultural area, p. 261
Statistical Reference Book 2018 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2018 > Environment, Table 1. Arable land and used agricultural area, p. 243
Statistical Reference Book 2014 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2014 > Environment, Table 1. Arable land and used agricultural area, p. 243
Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2019 >Environment, Table 1. Arable land and used agricultural area, p. 243
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Protected Areas and Sites > Protected Natural Scenery by Category > Download
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistical Reference Book 2015 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2015 > Environment, Table 2. Harvested area, production and yields of main crops, p. 245
Statistical Reference Book 2017 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2017 > Environment, Table 2. Harvested area, production and yields of main crops, p. 245
Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment Statistical Reference Book 2019 > Environment, Table 2. Harvested area, production and yields of main crops, p. 245
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistical Reference Book 2012 Statistical Reference Book 2012 > Table 5.Wood, page 253
Statistical Reference Book 2014 Statistical Reference Book 2014 > Table 5. Wood, page 253
Statistical Reference Book 2018 Statistical Reference Book 2018 > Table 5.Wood, page 253
Statistical Reference Book 2019 Statistical Reference Book 2019 > Table 5.Wood, page 253
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Activity Type
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Environment and Energy > Environment > Underground Reserves > Extraction of ores and minerals in physical terms > Download
(19.4) Water consumption Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Sector
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Water statistics › Water used by economic activity - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District Statistical data › Environment and Energy › Environment › Water statistics › Water used by economic activity - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District
Water statistics › Drinking water used by households from Public water supply, average per capita - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District Statistical data › Environment and Energy › Environment › Water statistics › Drinking water used by households from Public water supply, average per capita - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity, Sector
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Energy > Overall energy balance sheet > Download
(20.2) Energy supply Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Energy > Overall energy balance sheet > Download
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Gas Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT environment > Emissions of Harmful Substances in the Atmosphere > Download
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Pollutant Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT environment > Emissions of Harmful Substances in the Atmosphere > Download
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Environment and Energy Statistics > Water Statistics
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Environment and Energy Statistics > Water Statistics
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Housing stock > Houses by Number of Rooms and by Areas
(22.4) Access to electricity Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Access Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
INFOSTAT Housing conditions of the households > Relative Share of Dwellings with Water Supply System, Sewage, Electricity, Bath and Toilet by Location
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data Not Available
Built environment

Recommendations

Every country can improve their open data and ODIN scores can help identify gaps where improvements should be focused. The following recommendations may involve not only the national statistics office, but the entire national statistical system.

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15 ODIN indicators were not published with any of the required disaggregation. ODIN indicators are only a representative sample of the types of data a country should publish and not all indicators below may be relevant to your country. Nonetheless, those that are should be published. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website. See the Methodology Guide for definitions of each indicator.

Missing ODIN Indicator Required Disaggregation
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type

3 ODIN indicators were not published with sex-disaggregation. Sex-disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no sex-disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website.

ODIN Indicator with no Sex-disaggregation Published
(3.1) Enrollment rate
(9.1) Homicide rate
(12.1) Employment rate

The data license or terms of use for data on the website includes restrictive clauses that are not consistent with open data standards. If the license prohibits commercial use of data, requires permission for any type of use, or prohibits vague categories of use (such as “misleading use”), these clauses should be removed. Please reference the Best Practices section of the Methodology Guide for examples from other countries and reach out to Open Data Watch for advice. Below is a table with the name of the NSO and URL of the data license or terms of use for data that did not meet international openness standards.

NSO Name Data License/Terms of Use
National Statistical Institute http://www.nsi.bg/en/content/14881/basic-page/license-use-statistical-information-produced-and-disseminated-national

The data license or terms of use for data on the portal includes restrictive clauses that are not consistent with open data standards. If the license prohibits commercial use of data, requires permission for any type of use, or prohibits vague categories of use (such as "misleading use"), these clauses should be removed. Please refer to the Best Practices section of the Methodology Guide for examples from other countries and reach out to Open Data Watch for advice. Below is a table with the name of the portal and URL of the data license or terms of use for data that did not meet international openness standards.

NSO Name Website
Infostat http://www.nsi.bg/en/content/14881/basic-page/license-use-statistical-information-produced-and-disseminated-national

3 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a machine readable format. Machine-readable data are structured data in formats that can be read and processed by a computer. These include Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), common-separated values (CSV), and Microsoft Excel’s Open XML Spreadsheet (XLSX). When data are made available in formats that are not machine-readable, users cannot easily access and modify the data, which severely restricts their use. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a machine readable format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in machine readable formats Dataset URL File Format
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Statistical Reference Book 2012 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2018 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2014 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment PDF (np);
(18.3) Commondity production Statistical Reference Book 2015 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2017 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment PDF (np);
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Statistical Reference Book 2012, Statistical Reference Book 2014, Statistical Reference Book 2018, Statistical Reference Book 2019 PDF (np);

9 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a nonproprietary format. Nonproprietary formats allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. By definition, proprietary formats restrict either the ability to use the information or the ability to share the information. The most common nonproprietary formats used by statistics offices are PDF, XLSX, and CSV. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a nonproprietary format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in proprietary formats Dataset URL File Format
(9.1) Homicide rate Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior XLS (r);
(9.2) Crime rate Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior XLS (r);
(15.1) Money supply National Bank of Bulgaria XLS (r)
(15.2) Interest rates National Bank of Bulgaria XLS (r)
(17.1) Current account National Bank of Bulgaria XLS (r);
(17.2) Capital and financial account National Bank of Bulgaria XLS (r);
(18.2) Data on protected lands INFOSTAT XLS (r);
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities INFOSTAT XLS (r);
(19.4) Water consumption Water statistics › Water used by economic activity - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District, Water statistics › Drinking water used by households from Public water supply, average per capita - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District XLS (r)

15 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years with complete metadata. Many metadata standards can be used to meet ODIN criteria for complete metadata. Metadata must include the following three components: 1) Source agency of data, 2) Definition of indicator, and 3) Date that data was uploaded online. Datasets should be published with ample metadata to “aid both discoverability and usability of the data,” according to the Open Data Handbook. Various metadata standards exist that are often used for statistical data, including Dublin Core, Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT), and RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data with incomplete metadata was found.

ODIN Indicator with Incomplete Metadata Dataset URL Metadata Components Not Found
(9.1) Homicide rate Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior Date
(9.2) Crime rate Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior Date
(15.1) Money supply National Bank of Bulgaria Date
(15.2) Interest rates National Bank of Bulgaria Date
(16.1) Merchandise exports INFOSTAT
(16.2) Merchandise imports INFOSTAT
(17.1) Current account National Bank of Bulgaria Source, Definition
(17.2) Capital and financial account National Bank of Bulgaria Source, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Statistical Reference Book 2012 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2018 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2014 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment Date, Definition
(18.2) Data on protected lands INFOSTAT Date, Definition
(18.3) Commondity production Statistical Reference Book 2015 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2017 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment Date, Definition
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Statistical Reference Book 2012, Statistical Reference Book 2014, Statistical Reference Book 2018, Statistical Reference Book 2019 Date, Definition
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions INFOSTAT Definition
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants INFOSTAT Definition
(22.4) Access to electricity INFOSTAT Definition

2 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 6 of the last 10 years. It is important to publish historical data, if they exist, and not only recent data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data for less than 6 of the last 10 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT 2014
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT 2014

3 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 3 of the last 5 years. It is important to publish recent data, if they exist, and not only time series data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data for less than 3 of the last 5 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories INFOSTATELS 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age Metadata date updated refers to date the data is updated, not only when the metadata is updated. The English version of the metadata page makes this confusing, but further examination of the tables in the NSO website (which are the current year version of the data in the portal) shows that the data were updated on the same date as in displayed in the metadata (e.g. here: http://www.nsi.bg/en/content/4813/students-general-schools-grade-groups-sex-and-ownership). Redid Navigation boxes as Bulgaria NSO website was updated on 5/3 so older Indicator titles are replaced on 5/4. CK 5/4 Checked boxes for Source/Date/Definition for Metadata Criteria, CK 5/3 2014
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Verified with Jamison/Tawheeda on Teams; Bulgaria website was updated yesterday 5/3. 2014

27 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data at the subnational geographic level. Disaggregation of indicators at the subnational level is one of the key elements to effectively monitor development of a country and ensure certain groups of people are not left behind. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data was only made available at the national level.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories INFOSTATELS
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT , INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None INFOSTAT
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry INFOSTAT
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories INFOSTAT
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components INFOSTAT
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(13.1) Consumer price index None INFOSTAT
(13.2) Producers price index None INFOSTAT, INFOSTAT
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source INFOSTAT
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification INFOSTAT
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status Statistical Reference Book 2012 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2018 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2014 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment
(18.2) Data on protected lands None INFOSTAT
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type Statistical Reference Book 2015 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2017 - Environment, Statistical Reference Book 2019 - Environment
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None Statistical Reference Book 2012, Statistical Reference Book 2014, Statistical Reference Book 2018, Statistical Reference Book 2019
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type INFOSTAT
(19.4) Water consumption Sector Water statistics › Water used by economic activity - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District, Water statistics › Drinking water used by households from Public water supply, average per capita - total for the country, by Statistical Region and River Basin District
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type INFOSTAT
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type INFOSTAT
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type INFOSTAT
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type INFOSTAT
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type INFOSTAT

Country Context

To understand a country’s commitment to open data, it is important to look at ODIN scores in context. The information below includes assessments of the country’s statistical capacity, links to relevant laws, and comparative measures of the country’s performance on other measures of data coverage, openness, and government transparency.

Statistical Capacity Indicators

The World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. For more information, click the scores below.

Overall Score
84%
Methodology Subscore
90%
Source Data Subscore
80%
Periodicity Subscore
83%

Legal Framework

Data Commitments

National Data Strategy

National data strategies or National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) provide a country with a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). It presents the statistics office’s priorities for the next 5-10 years.

Read the Strategy for Development of the National Statistical System 2013 - 2017, amended by an extension until 2020 for Bulgaria.

IMF Standards for Data Dissemination

Data dissemination standards enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics, which contributes to sound macroeconomic policies and the efficient functioning of financial markets.

Bulgaria is a SDDS Plus Subscriber

Open Data Charter (ODC)

The ODC is a collaboration between over 100 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of seven principles.

Bulgaria has not adopted the charter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

Bulgaria has been a member since 2011.

Index Comparison

Click on the index name on the vertical axis to view the country data from the managing organization’s website.

All scores have been converted to a 100 point scale.