Country Profile

47
ODIN SCORE
Lesotho
103rd GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
37 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
57 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. Lesotho ranks 103rd in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 47. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 37 and a data openness subscore of 57.

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
151st 79th 103rd
Southern Africa
OUT OF 5
4th 2nd 2nd

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 50 30 40
Education facilities 30 60 45
Education outcomes 40 60 50
Health facilities 20 40 30
Health outcomes 0 0 0
Reproductive health 50 50 50
Food security & nutrition 38 50 44
Gender statistics 0 40 20
Crime & justice 40 40 40
Poverty & income 10 40 25
Social Statistics subscore 28 41 34
National accounts 75 60 67
Labor 20 40 30
Price indexes 38 100 72
Government finance 38 70 56
Money & banking 50 90 75
International trade 50 60 56
Balance of payments 50 90 75
Economic Statistics subscore 44 73 61
Agriculture & Land Use 40 60 50
Resource use 50 60 56
Energy 67 60 63
Pollution 38 30 33
Built environment 20 70 45
Environment subscore 40 56 49
All Categories 37 57 47
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.

31%
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Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score.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

Lesotho Bureau of Statistics

Not Available
NSO Data Portal

Lesotho Data Portal

Varies by Dataset

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 - 2011,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic survey 2011 Report > Table 2.1, pg. 20; Table 2.2, page 22
(1.1) Population data Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Census 2016 Key Findings http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Selected Indicators > Key Indicators > Indicator Name > Popluation > Select "Census 2016" > Table, page 1
(1.2) Birth rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, Marital Status
Years - 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016 > Table 1.8: Number of Reported Births by Marital Status of Parents, 2016, P. 14; Table1.5: Number and Percentage of the Births by Sex of the Child, 2016, P. 13
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017 > Table 1, page 5; Table 3, pages 8-9
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 > Table 1, page 5; Table 4, page 9
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016 > Table 2.4, page 15
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017 > page 22, "Deaths by Place of Usual Residence and Sex of the Decedent"
Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Population Statistics > Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 > page 23, "Deaths by Usual place of Residence and Sex of the Deceased"
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Educational Statistical Tables 2014 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > education statistical tables 2014 > Table 3.17: Table 3.18: Number and Percentage Distribution of Registered Public and Private Schools by District, 2014 (p. 28), Table 4.13: Number of Registered Secondary Schools by District, Public and Private, 2014 (p. 47)
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalogue > Topics > E > Education > Educational Statistics of Lesotho
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Educational Statistical Tables 2014 NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > education statistical tables 2014 > Table 3.21: Number of Teachers in Registered Primary Schools by Rank, Agency and Sex, 2014 (p. 30), Table 3.22: Teachers in Registered Primary Schools by District, Agency and Sex, 2014 (p. 31), Table 4.16: Teachers in Public and Private Registered Secondary Schools by District and Sex, 2014 (p. 50), Table 5.8: Teachers in Technical and Vocational Institutions by District, Agency and Sex (p. 59)
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalogue > Topics > E > Education > Educational Statistics of Lesotho
(2.3) Education expenditures Data Not Available
Education facilities
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (1 of 4 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Age, School Type
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2014 Education Stats Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > education statistical tables 2014 > Table 3.3, p. 13; Table 4.4, p. 40; Table 5.3, p. 55; Table 3.6, p. 15; Table 4.2, p. 39
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (2 of 4 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2014 Education Stats Report NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > education statistical tables 2014 > Table 3.3: Enrolment in Registered Primary Schools by District, Sex and Year, 2012- 2014 (p. 13), Table 4.4: Number and Percentage distribution of Secondary School Students in Registered Schools by District, Sex and Percentage Distribution, 2012-2014 (p. 40)
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (3 of 4 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, School Type
Years - 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalogue > Topics > E > Education > Educational Statistics of Lesotho
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (4 of 4 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, School Type
Years - 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Educational Statistical Report 2016 NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > Table 3.6, pg. 14; Table 4.2, page 38
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2014 Education Stats Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > education statistical tables 2014 > Table 3.28: Transition Rates from Standard 7 to Form A, 2001-2014 (p. 36), Table 4.20: Transition Rates from Form C to Form D, 2002 – 2013 (p. 52)
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Educational Statistics Report 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > Table 3.28, pg. 34; Table 4.20, page 52
(3.3) Competency exam results Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Educational Statistics Report 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home page > Publications > Socio-economic Statistics > Table 3.27, pg. 34; Table 4.21, page 53
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data available
Health facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health facilities Disaggregation - Staff Type
Years - 2010,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Health Statistics Report 2010 Distribution of Doctors and Nurses by Districts, pp. 2
(4.3) Health expenditures Data Not Available
Health facilities
(5.1) Immunization rate Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic Survey 2011 Report > Trend in Maternal Mortality Ratios (MMR), 2011 LDS, pp. 210/367
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://lesotho.opendataforafrica.org/LSSED2016/socio-economic-database-lesotho-2015, Maternal Mortality Ratio
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic Survey 2011 Report > Infant, Child and Under-five Mortality Rates Using Data on Children Ever Born and Children Surviving, pp. 183/367
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic Survey 2011 Report > Infant, Child and Under-five Mortality Rates Using Data on Children Ever Born and Children Surviving, pp. 183/367
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://lesotho.opendataforafrica.org/LSSED2016/socio-economic-database-lesotho-2015, Total Fertility Rate
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 > Table TM.1.1, page 64
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 Report NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic Survey 2011 Report > pp. 165/367, Percentage Distribution of Females Aged 12-49 Years by Knowledge of Contraceptive Methods and District
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 Report NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Demographic Survey 2011 Report > Measures of Fertility, pp. 148-149/367
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 NSO Home Page > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 > Table TM.2.1, page 65
(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 - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/> Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 > Table TC.6.1: Nutritional status of children, pages 128-129
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/> > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 > Table TC.6.1: Nutritional status of children, pages 128-129
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/> > Publications > Census and Household Surveys > Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 > Table TC.6.1: Nutritional status of children, pages 128-129
(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 available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2012,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Gender Booklet 2010-2012 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ > Publications > Gender Booklet 2010-2012 > Table 3.2.4 : Percentage Distribution of Working Population Inside Lesotho by Occupation and Sex, pp.15, 34
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - DOC
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 NSO Home (http://www.bos.gov.ls/Publications.htm) > Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 > Word Doc > Table 2: Percentage Distribution of Marriages by Age Group, 2015 and 2016 (Ages 15 to 19)
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data available
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Crime Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Crime statistics 2015, Reported Serious Cases of Crime http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > crime statistics 2015 > pp. 2-3 > table 2.1, figure 2.1
Crime statistics 2013, Reported Serious Cases of Crime http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > crime statistics 2013 > pp. 2-3 > table 2.1, figure 2.1
Crime statistics 2012, Reported Serious Cases of Crime http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > crime statistics 2012 > pp. 2-3 > table 2.1, figure 2.1
(9.3) Data on prison population Data available
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Sentencing Status
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Correctional Services Statistics 2013, Population in Correctional Institutions by Capacity, Quarter and Sex, pp.2, PDF NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > correctional services reports for 2013
Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2015, P. 2, PDF NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > correctional services reports for 2015
Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2008 - 2012, P. 2, PDF NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > correctional services reports for 2012
Correctional Services Statistics 2016, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2016, P. 2, PDF NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > correctional services reports for 2016
(10.1) Poverty rate Data Not Available
Poverty & income
(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,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Household budget survey 2010/2011 NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/ > Publications > census and household surveys > household budget survey 2010/2011 > Table 6.3 Percentage Distribution of Household and Average Household Income by Income Levels- 2010/2011, P. 87
(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, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > G > GDP > National Accounts of Lesotho > Select Dataset
(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
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Open Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > G > GDP > Expenditure on GDP > Select Dataset
(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
Levels - National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Annual National Accounts 2009 - 2018 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > National Accounts & Enterprise Statistics > Annual National Accounts 2009 - 2018 > Table 6, page 12
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > demographic survey 2011 report > Percentage Distribution of Employed and Unemployed Population Aged 15 Years and Above by Marital Status and Sex, pp. 127/367
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Occupation, Sex
Years - 2011
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > demographic survey 2011 report > Percentage Distribution of Employed and Unemployed Population Aged 15 Years and Above by Marital Status and Sex, pp. 127/367
Demographic Survey 2011 Tables http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > Demographic Survey 2011 Tables > Table 13.9, pages 221-224
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Demographic Survey 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > socio-economic stats > demographic survey 2011 report > Percentage Distribution of Employed and Unemployed Population Aged 15 Years and Above by Marital Status and Sex, pp. 127/367
Demographic Survey 2011 Tables > Publications > socio-economic stats > Demographic Survey 2011 Tables > Table 13.9, pages 221-224
(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); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/> Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > C > CPI > Consumer Price Index (CPI) > Select Dataset
(13.2) Producers price index Data Not Available
Price indexes
(14.1) Actual revenues Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Revenue Source
Years - 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Topics > G > Government Finance > Government Finance Statistics of Lesotho > Select Dataset
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Administrative Classification
Years - 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Topics > G > Government Finance > Government Finance Statistics of Lesotho > Select Dataset
(15.1) Money supply Data Not Available
Money & banking
(15.2) Interest rates Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Rate Type
Years - 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > I > Interest Rates > Major Money Market Interest Rates of Lesotho > Select Dataset
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2011 > pp. 9-11
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2012 > pp. 9-11
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2013 > pp. 9-11
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 > pp. 9-11
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 > pp. 9-11
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > E > Exports > Lesotho: Macro economic indicators > Select Dataset
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2011 > pp. 3-4
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2012 > pp. 3-4
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > foreign trade stats report 2013 > pp. 3-4
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 > pp. 3-4
Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Foreign Trade & Price statistics > Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 > pp. 3-4
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > I > Imports > Lesotho: Macro economic indicators > Select Dataset

(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available (1 of 3 datasets)
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type, Environmental Zones
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > A > Agriculture > Agriculture Statistics of Lesotho > Select Data Set
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status
Years - 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2014 Biodiversity and Land Use NSO Home Page > Publications > environment & energy stats > land use and biodiversity 2014 > pp. 10-11, Table 1 and Table 3
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type
Years - 2016/2017,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops NSO Home Page > Publications > Agriculture and Food Security Statistics > 2016/17 Agricultural Production Survey - Crops > Table 8, page 9
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data Not Available
Agriculture & Land Use
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2016/2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Agriculture and Food Security Statistics > 2016/17 Agricultural Production Survey - Crops > Table 11, page 11
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.4) Water consumption Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Sector
Years - 2010, 2011
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/> Publications > Environment & Energy Statistics > Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 > pp. 12, Table 4: Water Used For Irrigation in Million Cubic Meters by Years
(19.4) Water consumption Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Sector
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page http://www.bos.gov.ls/ > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Topics > W > Water > Environment Statistics of Lesotho
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL link
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal NSO Home Page > Data Portal > Data Catalog > Sources > Lesotho Bureau of Statistics > Lesotho Energy Consumption , 2015 > Select Data Set
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity, Sector
Years - 2010, 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Energy balance report 2009-2011 NSO Home Page > Publications > environment & energy stats > energy balance report 2009-2011 > pp.6 - 13, Annex
(20.2) Energy supply Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Energy balance report 2009-2011 http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > environment & energy stats > energy balance report 2009-2011 > pp.6 - 13, Annex
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data Not Available
Pollution
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Pollutant Type
Years - 2016, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
2017 Environment Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Environment & Energy Statistics > 2017 Environment Report > Table 4.1, page 17
2016 Environment Report http://www.bos.gov.ls/ NSO Home Page > Publications > Environment & Energy Statistics > 2016 Environment Report > Table 4.1, page 20
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://lesotho.opendataforafrica.org/LSSED2016/socio-economic-database-lesotho-2015 > Water and Sanitation
(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,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://lesotho.opendataforafrica.org/LSSED2016/socio-economic-database-lesotho-2015
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.4) Access to electricity Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Material Type
Years - 2010, 2011,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Lesotho Data Portal http://lesotho.opendataforafrica.org/LSSED2016/socio-economic-database-lesotho-2015 > Housing

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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20 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
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(10.1) Poverty rate None
(13.2) Producers price index None
(15.1) Money supply Money Aggregates
(17.2) Capital and financial account Account Components
(18.2) Data on protected lands None
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type

4 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
(1.2) Birth rate
(3.3) Competency exam results
(9.2) Crime rate
(12.2) Employment distribution

No data license or terms of use for data on the website that indicates how data can be used was found. Adopting an open license is a core component of the definition of open data. Data cannot be open unless they are licensed for reuse. An open data license is an opportunity for governments to encourage public use of their data by specifically addressing how people can use data, how they should attribute data, and what types of use, if any, are prohibited. These specifics encourage use and reuse of data by alleviating user concerns about legal ramifications of unapproved use. 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 website where a data license or terms of use for data could not be found.

NSO Name Website
Lesotho Bureau of Statistics http://www.bos.gov.ls

41 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
(1.1) Population data Demographic Survey 2011 PDF (np);
(1.1) Population data Census 2016 Key Findings PDF (np)
(1.2) Birth rate Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 PDF (np);
(1.3) Death rate Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 PDF (np)
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Educational Statistical Tables 2014 PDF (np);
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Educational Statistical Tables 2014 PDF (np);
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2014 Education Stats Report PDF (np);
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2014 Education Stats Report PDF (np);
(3.1) Enrollment rate Educational Statistical Report 2016 PDF (np)
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate 2014 Education Stats Report PDF (np);
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Educational Statistics Report 2016 PDF (np)
(3.3) Competency exam results Educational Statistics Report 2016 PDF (np)
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Health Statistics Report 2010 PDF (np);
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report PDF (np);
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report PDF (np);
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report PDF (np);
(6.4) Fertility rate Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 PDF (np)
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report PDF (np);
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report PDF (np);
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 PDF (np)
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 PDF (np)
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 PDF (np)
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 PDF (np)
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Gender Booklet 2010-2012 PDF (np);
(8.3) Data on child marriages Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 DOC
(9.2) Crime rate Crime statistics 2015, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2013, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2012, Reported Serious Cases of Crime PDF (np);
(9.3) Data on prison population Correctional Services Statistics 2013, Population in Correctional Institutions by Capacity, Quarter and Sex, pp.2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2015, P. 2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2008 - 2012, P. 2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2016, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2016, P. 2, PDF PDF (np);
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Household budget survey 2010/2011 PDF (np);
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Annual National Accounts 2009 - 2018 PDF (np)
(12.1) Employment rate Demographic Survey 2011 PDF (np);
(12.2) Employment distribution Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables PDF (np)
(12.3) Unemployment rate Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables PDF (np);
(16.1) Merchandise exports Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011 , Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 , Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 PDF (np);
(16.2) Merchandise imports Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 PDF (np);
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2014 Biodiversity and Land Use PDF (np);
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops PDF (np);
(18.3) Commondity production 2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops PDF (np)
(19.4) Water consumption Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 PDF (np);
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy balance report 2009-2011 PDF (np);
(20.2) Energy supply Energy balance report 2009-2011 PDF (np)
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants 2017 Environment Report, 2016 Environment Report PDF (np)

1 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
(8.3) Data on child marriages Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 DOC

50 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
(1.1) Population data Demographic Survey 2011 Date, Definition
(1.1) Population data Census 2016 Key Findings Source, Date, Definition
(1.2) Birth rate Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 Date
(1.3) Death rate Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 Date
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Educational Statistical Tables 2014 Source, Date, Definition
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Educational Statistical Tables 2014 Source, Date, Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2014 Education Stats Report Source, Date
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2014 Education Stats Report Source, Date
(3.1) Enrollment rate Educational Statistical Report 2016 Date
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate 2014 Education Stats Report Source, Date
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Educational Statistics Report 2016 Date
(3.3) Competency exam results Educational Statistics Report 2016 Date, Definition
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Health Statistics Report 2010 Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report Date
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Lesotho Data Portal
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report Date
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report Date, Definition
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report Date
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Demographic Survey 2011 Report Date, Definition
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Gender Booklet 2010-2012 Date, Definition
(8.3) Data on child marriages Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 Source, Date
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Household budget survey 2010/2011 Date, Definition
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Lesotho Open Data Portal Definition
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Annual National Accounts 2009 - 2018 Source, Date, Definition
(12.1) Employment rate Demographic Survey 2011 Date, Definition
(12.2) Employment distribution Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables Date, Definition
(12.3) Unemployment rate Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables Date, Definition
(14.1) Actual revenues Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(14.2) Actual expenditures Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(15.2) Interest rates Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011 , Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016 , Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2011, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2012, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2013, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2016, Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017 Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(17.1) Current account Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2014 Biodiversity and Land Use Source, Date
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops Definition
(18.3) Commondity production 2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops Definition
(19.4) Water consumption Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 Date, Definition
(19.4) Water consumption Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(20.1) Energy consumption Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy balance report 2009-2011 Date, Definition
(20.2) Energy supply Energy balance report 2009-2011 Date, Definition
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants 2017 Environment Report, 2016 Environment Report Date
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Lesotho Data Portal Definition
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Lesotho Data Portal Definition

34 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
(1.1) Population data Sex, Marital Status, 5-Year Age Groups Demographic Survey 2011 2011, 2016
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 2016, 2017, 2018
(1.3) Death rate Sex Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018 2016, 2017, 2018
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type Educational Statistical Tables 2014 2014, 2016
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type Educational Statistical Tables 2014 2014, 2016
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type 2014 Education Stats Report 2014, 2012, 2013, 2016
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type Health Statistics Report 2010 2010
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None Demographic Survey 2011 Report 2011
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex Demographic Survey 2011 Report 2011
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Demographic Survey 2011 Report 2011
(6.4) Fertility rate None Lesotho Data Portal 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None Demographic Survey 2011 Report 2011
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None Demographic Survey 2011 Report 2011, 2018
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 2018
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 2018
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018 2018
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None Gender Booklet 2010-2012 2011, 2012
(8.3) Data on child marriages None Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016 2015, 2016
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Crime statistics 2015, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2013, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2012, Reported Serious Cases of Crime 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None Household budget survey 2010/2011 2010/2011
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Demographic Survey 2011 2011
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables 2011
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables 2011
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source Lesotho Data Portal 2018, 2019
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification Lesotho Data Portal 2018, 2019
(15.2) Interest rates Rate Type Lesotho Data Portal 2017, 2018, 2019
(17.1) Current account Account Components Lesotho Data Portal 2015, 2016, 2017
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type 2016/2017 Agricultural Production Survey Crops 2016/2017
(19.4) Water consumption Sector Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 2010, 2011, 2018
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity Energy balance report 2009-2011 2010, 2011
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type 2017 Environment Report, 2016 Environment Report 2016, 2017
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Lesotho Data Portal 2011
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Lesotho Data Portal 2010, 2011
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Lesotho Data Portal 2010, 2011

35 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
(1.1) Population data Sex, Marital Status, 5-Year Age Groups , 2011, 2016
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type , To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. --Added API as download option, CK -Removed Bulk Download, as per discussion with Tawheeda/Jamison 7/10/2020, CK 2014, 2016
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type , To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK -Removed Bulk Download, as per discussion with Tawheeda/Jamison 7/10/2020, CK 2014, 2016
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type 2014 Education Stats Report 2014, 2012, 2013, 2016
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type 2014 Education Stats Report 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage Educational Statistics Report 2016 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type It is a Zip File with a PDF inside. 2010
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None , To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK -Removed Bulk Download, as per discussion with Tawheeda/Jamison 7/10/2020, CK 2011
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex 2011
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex n/a Confirmed, 2011 is the latest Demographics Survey Report on NSO website, CKaul 10/14/2018 Note to Jamison/ODIN2019 Assessors - Lesotho: Standard DHS, 2014 is available at (https://dhsprogram.com/what-we-do/survey/survey-display-462.cfm) but there is no mention of this publication on NSO website, CKaul 10/16/2018 2011
(6.4) Fertility rate None Lesotho Data Portal 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None 2011
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None , Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. 2011, 2018
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. Publication not included in previous assessment -Changed DO from NDO to BD; one single publication source for this indicator, CK 2018
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. Publication not included in previous assessment -Changed DO from NDO to BD; single publication source for this indicator, CK 2018
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. Publication not included in previous assessment -Changed DO from NDO to BD; single publication source for this indicator, CK 2018
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None -Zip file with PDF inside, CK -Changed DO from NDO to BDO, CK 2011, 2012
(8.3) Data on child marriages None -At the final Check stage, due to change in definition (now includes ages 15-19), added data for 8.3; scores will not change as still data for 2 indicators, CK 9/20/2020 2015, 2016
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Crime statistics 2015, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2013, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2012, Reported Serious Cases of Crime 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status Correctional Services Statistics 2013, Population in Correctional Institutions by Capacity, Quarter and Sex, pp.2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2015, P. 2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2015, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2008 - 2012, P. 2, PDF, Correctional Services Statistics 2016, Table 2.2: Number of Persons Received in Correctional Institutions by Sex - 2016, P. 2, PDF 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None -Zip/PDF files, CK Changed DO from NDO to BDO, CK 2010/2011
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age -Changed DO from NDO to BDO, CK 2011
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. Removed source from previous assessment which only had data from prior to 2010. This data set not included in previous assessment 2011
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age 2011
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK 2018, 2019
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK 2018, 2019
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status Lesotho Data Portal 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2016/2017
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type 2016/2017
(19.4) Water consumption Sector Solid Waste, Water and Sanitation 2013 2010, 2011, 2018
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector Lesotho Data Portal 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity Data not included in previous assessment 2010, 2011
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type Note: Right click disabled on site so cannot include direct link. Select the report and the file will download as a Zip file with contents inside. Those include the PDF file. Data not included in previous assessment -Updated 2nd Source from 2017 to 2016 and adjusted Navigation accordingly for Publication year, CK 2016, 2017
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK 2011
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK 2010, 2011
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type To download data, select "Export." If the user selects "Download" a sign in is required. -Added API as download option, CK 2010, 2011

26 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
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2016, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2017, Vital Statistics (Births & Deaths) 2018
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage Educational Statistics Report 2016
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None Demographic Survey 2011 Report, Lesotho Data Portal
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex Demographic Survey 2011 Report
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Demographic Survey 2011 Report
(6.4) Fertility rate None Lesotho Data Portal, Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None Demographic Survey 2011 Report, Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2018
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None Gender Booklet 2010-2012
(8.3) Data on child marriages None Vital Statistics (Marriages) 2015-2016
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Crime statistics 2015, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2013, Reported Serious Cases of Crime, Crime statistics 2012, Reported Serious Cases of Crime
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None Household budget survey 2010/2011
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry Lesotho Data Portal
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories Lesotho Open Data Portal
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components Annual National Accounts 2009 - 2018
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Demographic Survey 2011
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Demographic Survey 2011, Demographic Survey 2011 Tables
(13.1) Consumer price index None Lesotho Data Portal
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source Lesotho Data Portal
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification Lesotho Data Portal
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type Lesotho Data Portal
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type Lesotho Data Portal
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Lesotho Data Portal

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
68%
Methodology Subscore
40%
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 National Strategy for the Development of Statistics for Lesotho.

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.

Lesotho is a e-GDDS 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.

Lesotho 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.

Lesotho is not a participant.

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.