Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

Data Location


The High Commissioner for Planning (HCP) of the Kingdom of Morocco is responsible for the statistics. More precisely, the Statistics Directorate (Direction de la statistique ) at the HCP.

The data is diverse but generally outdated and provided mostly as PDFs or Word documents although Excel sheets also exist. The Moroccan Open Data portal also hosts several datasets from the HCP ( The data here is as Excel sheets yet is mostly outdated and not available for bulk download.

The question about licensing is tricky to answer: when it boils down to the HCP, the data and content it provides are property of the institution. The Open Data portal has an unclear status: each dataset here is individually licensed under the ODbL yet the website itself and all its content are copyrighted by the eGov unit ( has no indication whatsoever on its 'License' page: Thus, the copyright mention has priority and the data is considered non-open.

Reviewer comments

Duplicate submission.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Rayna St
Submitters   Anass Beddi
Last modified   Fri Oct 24 2014 10:53:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)