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 National Centre for Statistics & Information is a relatively new government entity in Oman that works on publicising national statistics in all fields. NCSI is active on social media and publishes its stats on Facebook ( ) and Twitter ( ) , it also has smart phone apps for accessing the data from mobile devices. The data is currently not "open", but the website of the NCSI has a "coming soon" section that promises to have "Open Data".

Reviewer: I have introduced major amendments to this indicator as the website seems to solely provide a HTML table with very high level numbers; the key national statistics (e.g., demographic and economic indicators) are do not seem to be featured, neither on the Arabic nor on the English part of the website. There is no file associated/linked to through this table, therefore it is unknown whether the detailed data is available in a digital form at all. The promised Open Data portal ( is under construction, so not considered in the assessment. The indicator has been downgraded to reflect these considerations.

Reviewer comments

Submission accepted. Please consider comments.

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Rayna St
Submitters   Rayna St
Last modified   Wed Nov 26 2014 22:04:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)