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


Unemployment rate is here, but no updates since last year (2014)

The population is published here

However it is mainly projections based on the results of the census of 2004 and 2009/2010. No traces of more recent census.

We found more updated version for the population on the Open Data portal in XLS format (for 2014)

We found GDP data here, but not up to date

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

Data are reasonably current but not up to date or openly licensed.

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   Zach Christensen
Submitters   Tarek Amr
Last modified   Fri Sep 25 2015 13:38:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)