Country Profile

40
ODIN SCORE
Malawi
135th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
41 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
40 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. Malawi ranks 135th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 40. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 41 and a data openness subscore of 40.

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
134th 126th 135th
Eastern Africa
OUT OF 16
8th 9th 9th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 50 60 55
Education facilities 30 50 40
Education outcomes 50 60 55
Health facilities 0 0 0
Health outcomes 50 50 50
Reproductive health 60 60 60
Food security & nutrition 63 60 61
Gender statistics 50 60 55
Crime & justice 0 0 0
Poverty & income 40 50 45
Social Statistics subscore 39 45 42
National accounts 38 50 44
Labor 40 50 45
Price indexes 63 60 61
Government finance 75 40 56
Money & banking 50 40 44
International trade 50 50 50
Balance of payments 100 40 63
Economic Statistics subscore 58 47 52
Agriculture & Land Use 30 40 35
Resource use 38 50 44
Energy 0 0 0
Pollution 0 0 0
Built environment 60 50 55
Environment subscore 29 28 28
All Categories 41 40 40
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.

34%
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Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score.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.

4
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.

38%

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 Office

Some Restrictions
NSO Data Portal

Malawi 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
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Source Navigation
Malawi Data Portal Data Catalog > Demographics > Demographic Statistics of Malawi
(1.2) Birth rate Data Not Available
Population & vital statistics
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Page 44, Table 5.2
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 22, Table 4.2
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - School Type
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 22, Table 4.2
(2.3) Education expenditures Data Not Available
Education facilities
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np); PNG (np); PPTX (np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Malawi Data Portal Data Catalog > Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 > Indicators Selected: Enrolment in Primary Education
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, School Type
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 22, Table 4.2
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 22, Table 4.2
(3.3) Competency exam results Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.3) Health expenditures Data Not Available
Health facilities
(5.1) Immunization rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Age, Sex
Years - 2015/2016
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report Page 150, Table 10.3 and Page 367, Table A-10.3
(5.1) Immunization rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014
Levels - Admin 2, 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
2015 Statistical Yearbook Page 15, Table 3.2
2012 Statistical Yearbook Page 15, Table 3.2
2011 Statistical Yearbook Page 15, Table 3.2
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data available
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Age, Sex
Years - 2015/2016
Levels - Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report Page 237, Table 14.3 and Page 414, Table A-14.3
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2014
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 Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, p.vii, Table 3.7 Selected Indicators of Maternal and Child Health Care by Residence, Region and Educational Attainment, 2010, p. 20, Table 23.2 Malawian Women's Scoreboard, 2011, p.105, PDF
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2015/2016
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
2018 Statistical Yearbook Page 11 > Table 3.1
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2014,
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
Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Table CM.3 Early childhood mortality rates by demographic characteristics, p. 26,
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Malawi Data Portal > Data Catalog> Health > Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2014,
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
Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Table CM.3 Early childhood mortality rates by demographic characteristics, p. 26, PDF
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010,
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Malawi Data Portal > Data Catalog> Health > Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015/2016
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Page 77, Table 5.2 and Page 340, Table A-5.2
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2014, 2015/2016
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 Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social and economic indicators, p. vii,
Statistical Yearbook 2018 Page 11, table 3.1
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np); PNG (np); PPTX (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Malawi Data Portal > Data Catalog> Health > Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2015/2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Page 76, Table 5.1
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2014,
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 Yearbook 2015 Table 2.6a Adolescent birth rates and total fertility rates for the three-year period preceding the survey, Malawi 2014, p. 11, PDF
Statistical Yearbook 2012 Table 3.6 (p. 19), PDF
(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 - 2015/2016
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Page 170, Table 11.1 and Page 376-377, Table A 11.1
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2017
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Source Navigation
Malawi Data Portal Data Catalog > Source > National Statistical Office of Malawi > Demographic and Socio Economic indicators
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2017
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Source Navigation
Malawi Data Portal Data Catalog > Source > National Statistical Office of Malawi > Demographic and Socio Economic indicators
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2015/2016
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Page 294, Table 17.7 and Pages 432 and 434, Tables A17.1 and A17.4
(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
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2017 Statistical Yearbook Page 104, Table 23.3
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Tables Tab E8
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(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 - 2011, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistical Yearbook 2019 Page 77, Table 20.1
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data Not Available
Poverty & income
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 32, Table 9.1
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 33, Table 9.3
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data Not Available
National accounts
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2013,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Tables 4.2 (p. 21)
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Sex
Years - 2013,
Levels - Admin 1, 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
Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Table 4.5, page 25
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2013,
Levels - Admin 1, 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
Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Table 5.1 (p. 38), PDF
(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 - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 24, Table 7.3 and Pages 27-30, Tables 7.6-7.9
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 Page 28, Table 7.2 and Pages 31-34, Tables 7.5-7.8
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2016 Page 22, Table 7.2 and Pages 25-28 Tables 7.5-7.8
(13.2) Producers price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Malawi Data Portal Data Catalog > Source > National Statistical Office of Malawi > Producer Price Indicies (2013 to 2016)
(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 - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 16, Table 6.1
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015 Page 17, Table 6.1
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 Page 21, Table 6.1
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Economic Classification
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
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 16, Table 6.1
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015 Page 17, Table 6.1
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 Page 21, Table 6.1
(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)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Page 20, Table 6.5
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin September 2017 Page 20, Table 6.4
Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2014 Page 21, Table 6.4
(15.2) Interest rates Data Not Available
Money & banking
(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
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
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 71, Table 16.3
2017 Statistical Yearbook Page 82, Table 16.3
2015 Statistical Yearbook Page 77, Table 16.3
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 72, Table 16.4


(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 - 2016, 2017, 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
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 35, Table 7.4
2018 Statistical Yearbook Page 37, Table 7.4
2017 Statistical Yearbook Page 43, Table 7.4
(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, 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
2019 Statistical Yearbook Page 35, Table 7.4
2018 Statistical Yearbook Page 37, Table 7.4
2017 Statistical Yearbook Page 43, Table 7.4
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2018 Statistical Yearbook Page 39 table 7.6
(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 Not Available
Resource use
(20.1) Energy consumption Data Not Available
Energy
(20.2) Energy supply Data Not Available
Energy
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data Not Available
Pollution
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data Not Available
Pollution
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (1 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, 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
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Page 35 table 4.5
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (2 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, 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
Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Page 93, Table WS.1
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (3 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2010, 2015/2016,
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
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16 Table 2.1 (p. 18)
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Table 2.6 (p. 18)
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available (4 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2011, 2016/2017,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Integrated Household Survey 2010-2011 Table 8.4 (p. 119), PDF
Fourth Integrated Household Survey Table 7.4 (p. 107), PDF
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (1 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Page 236, table I 20
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (2 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, 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
Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Table WS.5 (p. 101)
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (3 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2011, 2016/2017,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Integrated Household Survey, Table 8.8 (p. 127)
Fourth Integrated Household Survey, Table 7.8, page 115
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available (4 of 4 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2015/2016
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
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16 Page 19, Table 2.3
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Page 19, Table 2.7
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available (1 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Page 218, Table I8
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, 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
Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Page 266, Table HH.6
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2015/2016
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
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16 Page 20, Table 2.4
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Page 21, Table 2.8
(22.4) Access to electricity Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Access Type
Years - 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Page 220, Table I10
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Material Type
Years - 2010, 2015/2016
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
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16 Page 20, Table 2.4
Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Page 21, Table 2.8

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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22 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
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components
(15.2) Interest rates Rate Type
(18.2) Data on protected lands None
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant 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
(5.1) Immunization rate
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting
(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 Office http://www.nsomalawi.mw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=201&Itemid=93

49 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
(1.3) Death rate 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report PDF (np)
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms 2019 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(2.2) Number of teaching staff 2019 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2019 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate 2019 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(5.1) Immunization rate Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report PDF (np)
(5.1) Immunization rate 2015 Statistical Yearbook, 2012 Statistical Yearbook, 2011 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report PDF (np)
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, PDF (np);
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate 2018 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 PDF (np);
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report PDF (np);
(6.4) Fertility rate MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report PDF (np)
(6.4) Fertility rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, , Statistical Yearbook 2018 PDF (np);
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report PDF (np)
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, Statistical Yearbook 2012 PDF (np);
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report PDF (np)
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report PDF (np)
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions 2017 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(10.1) Poverty rate Statistical Yearbook 2019 PDF (np)
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 PDF (np)
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 PDF (np)
(12.1) Employment rate Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report PDF (np);
(12.2) Employment distribution Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report PDF (np);
(12.3) Unemployment rate Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report PDF (np);
(13.1) Consumer price index Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2016 PDF (np)
(14.1) Actual revenues Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 PDF (np)
(14.2) Actual expenditures Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 PDF (np)
(15.1) Money supply Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin September 2017, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2014 PDF (np)
(16.1) Merchandise exports 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(16.2) Merchandise imports 2019 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(17.1) Current account 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(17.2) Capital and financial account 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(18.3) Commondity production 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests 2018 Statistical Yearbook PDF (np)
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report PDF (np)
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Integrated Household Survey 2010-2011, Fourth Integrated Household Survey PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report PDF (np)
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Integrated Household Survey, , Fourth Integrated Household Survey, PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 PDF (np)
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report PDF (np)
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report PDF (np);
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 PDF (np)
(22.4) Access to electricity 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report PDF (np)
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 PDF (np)

57 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 Malawi Data Portal Definition
(1.3) Death rate 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Date, Definition
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms 2019 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(2.2) Number of teaching staff 2019 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate Malawi Data Portal Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate 2019 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate 2019 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(5.1) Immunization rate Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report Date
(5.1) Immunization rate 2015 Statistical Yearbook, 2012 Statistical Yearbook, 2011 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report Date
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate 2018 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Date, Definition
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Definition
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Date, Definition
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Definition
(6.4) Fertility rate MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Date
(6.4) Fertility rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, , Statistical Yearbook 2018 Date, Definition
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 Definition
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Date
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Statistical Yearbook 2015, Statistical Yearbook 2012 Date, Definition
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Date
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Malawi Data Portal Definition
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Malawi Data Portal Definition
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report Date
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions 2017 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(8.3) Data on child marriages 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Tables Date, Definition
(10.1) Poverty rate Statistical Yearbook 2019 Date, Definition
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Date, Definition
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020 Date, Definition
(12.1) Employment rate Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Date, Definition
(12.2) Employment distribution Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Date, Definition
(12.3) Unemployment rate Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report Date, Definition
(13.1) Consumer price index Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2016 Date
(14.1) Actual revenues Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 Date, Definition
(14.2) Actual expenditures Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012 Date, Definition
(15.1) Money supply Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin September 2017, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2014 Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports 2019 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(17.1) Current account 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(17.2) Capital and financial account 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(18.3) Commondity production 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests 2018 Statistical Yearbook Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Date, Definition
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Integrated Household Survey 2010-2011, Fourth Integrated Household Survey Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Integrated Household Survey, , Fourth Integrated Household Survey, Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Date, Definition
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Date, Definition
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report Date, Definition
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Date, Definition
(22.4) Access to electricity 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report Date, Definition
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 Date, Definition

25 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
(1.3) Death rate Sex 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report 2018
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report 2015/2016
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None Statistical Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015/2016
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 2014, 2010
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report 2014, 2010
(6.4) Fertility rate None MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010, 2014
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014 2010
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010, 2014
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Malawi Data Portal 2017
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Malawi Data Portal 2017
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None 2017 Statistical Yearbook 2011
(8.3) Data on child marriages None 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Tables 2018
(10.1) Poverty rate None Statistical Yearbook 2019 2011, 2017
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report 2013
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report 2013
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Malawi Labor Force Survey 2013 Main Report 2013
(13.2) Producers price index None Malawi Data Portal 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook 2016, 2017, 2017/2018
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook 2016, 2017, 2017/2018
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report 2018, 2014, 2010, 2015/2016
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report 2018
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 2010, 2015/2016

26 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
(1.3) Death rate Sex 2018
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type While the names of the 3 Admin 1 divisions are listed, there is no data presented at the Admin 1 level, only at the national and Admin 2 levels 2015/2016
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None Statistical Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015/2016
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex , TOU Public domain 2014, 2010
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Carry forwarded previous year assessment and updated source,navigation, TOU Public domain 2014, 2010
(6.4) Fertility rate None MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010, 2014
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None TOU Public domain 2010
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report 2015/2016, 2010, 2014
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age 2015/2016
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age TOU Public domain 2017
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age TOU Public Domain 2017
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator 2015/2016
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None 2011
(8.3) Data on child marriages None 2018
(10.1) Poverty rate None Replaced previous data sets with one comprehensive one 2011, 2017
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Carry forwarded the previous year assessment and updated source, navigation. Data from 2012 Statistical Yearbook is only for Youth (15-24) Employment rates Data from Demographic and Health Survey is not for employment rate, but whether or not someone had been employed, which does not account for those outside of the labour force 2013
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex Carry forwarded the previous year assessment and updated source,navigation. 2013
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Data from Demographic and Health Survey is not for unemployment rate, but whether or not someone had been employed, which does not account for those outside of the labour force 2013
(13.2) Producers price index None Malawi Data Portal 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(16.1) Merchandise exports Product Categories 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook, 2015 Statistical Yearbook 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(16.2) Merchandise imports Product Categories 2019 Statistical Yearbook 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None 2018 Statistical Yearbook 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report 2018, 2014, 2010, 2015/2016
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type 2018
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Data previously recorded is for the permanent/semi-permanent nature of construction, not on the materials used in that construction 2010, 2015/2016

19 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 2019 Statistical Yearbook
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type 2019 Statistical Yearbook
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type 2019 Statistical Yearbook
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type Malawi DHS 2015-16 Final Report
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None Statistical Yearbook 2015, Summary of demographic, social, , 2018 Statistical Yearbook
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014, Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex Malawi MDG Endline Survey (MES) 2014 Report, Regional Statistics of Malawi, 2014
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None MDHS 2015-2016 Final Report, Statistical Yearbook 2015, Statistical Yearbook 2012
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None 2017 Statistical Yearbook
(8.3) Data on child marriages None 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Tables
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020
(13.2) Producers price index None Malawi Data Portal
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2020, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin June 2015, Quarterly Statistical Bulletin March 2012
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type 2019 Statistical Yearbook, 2018 Statistical Yearbook, 2017 Statistical Yearbook
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None 2018 Statistical Yearbook
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2015-16, Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010

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
73%
Methodology Subscore
50%
Source Data Subscore
80%
Periodicity Subscore
90%

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.

Malawi does not have a national data strategy.

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.

Malawi 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.

Malawi 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.

Malawi has been a member since 2013.

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.