Lesotho at a glance        0  368 reads

Geography

Area 30,355 sq. km. (11,718 sq. mi.), about the size of Maryland. Cities Capital--Maseru (173,700). Other cities--Leribe (35,000), Mafeteng (32,900), Teyateyaneng (22,800), Mohale's Hoek (18,400). Terrain High veld, plateau, and mountains. Climate Temperate; summers hot, winters cool to cold; humidity generally low and evenings cool year round. Rainy season in summer, winters dry. Southern hemisphere seasons are reversed.


People

Nationality Noun--Mosotho (sing.); Basotho (pl.). Adjective--Basotho. Population (2009 est.) 1.88 million. Annual population growth rate (2009 est.) 0.116%. (Note the population growth rate is depressed by an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate estimated to be at approximately 23.2%.) Ethnic groups Basotho 99.7%; Europeans, Asians, and other (including Xhosa) 0.3%. Religions 90% Christian, including Roman Catholic (majority), Lesotho Evangelical, Anglican, other denominations; other religions include Islam, Hindu, indigenous. Languages Official--Sesotho and English. Other--Xhosa, Zulu. Education Years compulsory--None. Literacy (2003 est.)--84.8%. Lesotho has free primary education (grades 1-7). Health Infant mortality rate (2009 est.)--77.4/1,000. Life expectancy (2009 est.)--40.38 years. Work force (2001 est.) 704,000.


Government

Type Constitutional monarchy. Constitution April 2, 1993. Independence October 4, 1966. Branches Executive--monarch is head of state; prime minister is head of government and cabinet. Legislative--Bicameral parliament consists of elected Assembly and non-elected Senate. Judicial--High Court, Court of Appeals, Magistrate's Court, traditional and customary courts. Administrative subdivisions 10 districts. Political parties Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), All Basotho Congress (ABC), Basotho National Party (BNP), Lesotho Peoples Congress (LPC), National Independent Party (NIP), Basutoland African Congress (BAC), Basutoland Congress Party (BCP), Lesotho Workers Party (LWP), Popular Front for Democracy (PFD), Marematlou Freedom Party (MFP), Christian Democratic Party (CDP), Kopanang Basotho Party (KBP), National Progressive Party (NPP), New Lesotho's Freedom Party (NLFP), Sefate Democratic Union (SDU), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Party (UP). Suffrage 18 years of age. Central government budget (FY 2003-2004 est.) Revenues--$560 million. Expenditures--$599 million.


Economy

GDP (2009) $1.3 billion. Annual growth rate (2009 estimate) 1.1%. Per capita GDP (2008 est.) $1,600. Average inflation rate (2008) 10.8%. Natural resources Water, agricultural and grazing land, some diamonds and other minerals. Lesotho is an exporter of excess labor. Agriculture (2008 est.) 4.7% of GDP. Products--corn, wheat, sorghum, barley, peas, beans, asparagus, wool, mohair, livestock. Arable land--11%. Industry (2008 est.) 46.7% of GDP. Types--apparel, food, beverages, handicrafts, construction, tourism. Trade (2008) Exports--$1.06 billion; clothing, furniture, footwear and wool. Partners--South Africa, United States, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, EU. Imports--$1.339 billion; corn, clothing, building materials, vehicles, machinery, medicines, petroleum products. Partners--South Africa, Asia, EU. Fiscal year April 1 - March 31. Economic aid received (2008) $306 million. Primary donors--U.S., World Bank, IMF, EU, UN, U.K., and Ireland.

Background
 


Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled for the first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Botswanan military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002, but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties continue to periodically demonstrate their distrust of the results.


SOURCES All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Identification

 

15 character
Lesotho

30 character
Lesotho

Country name

Lesotho

Country name > Conventional long form

Kingdom of Lesotho

Country name > Conventional short form

Lesotho

Country name > Former

Basutoland

Country name > Local long form

Kingdom of Lesotho

Country name > Local short form

Lesotho

ISO code

426

ISO long

LSO

ISO short

LS

Native names

Lesotho

Oceanographic code

LS

Translation > Catalan
Lesotho

Translation > French
Lesotho

Translation > German
Lesotho

Translation > Italian
Lesotho

Translation > Portugese
Lesotho

Translation > Spanish
Lesotho

UN code

426


SOURCES ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Microsoft.com; Wkipedia; IOC country codes

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho


Top Ranking
 

1st

Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index

Economy > GINI index

Economy > Income share held by highest 20%

Economy > Investment (gross fixed)

Economy > Net income > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > World Trade > Imports > Coal gas water gas etc

Education > Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

Education > Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

Education > Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

Education > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

Education > Secondary education, pupils > % female

Education > Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

Government > Management time dealing with officials > % of management time

Health > Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults

Health > Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults

Labor > Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment

Labor > Unemployment, female > % of female labor force

Labor > Unemployment, total > % of total labor force

People > Education expenditures

People > Women > Adult literacy rate females as a % of males

2nd

Economy > Budget > Revenues (per $ GDP)

Economy > income equality > UN Gini index

Economy > Income share held by highest 10%

Economy > Net incurrence of liabilities, foreign > % of GDP

Economy > Population under $1 a day (per capita)

Economy > Poverty gap at $1 a day > PPP > %

Economy > Poverty gap at $2 a day > PPP > %

Economy > Poverty headcount ratio at $1 a day > PPP > % of population

Economy > Share of household income > Highest 10%

Education > Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

Education > Female enrolment share > Primary level

Education > Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

Education > Primary education, pupils (per capita)

Education > Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

Food > beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

Health > Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

Health > HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

Labor > Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24

Labor > Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24

Labor > Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24

People > Women > Life expectancy females as a % of males

Taxation > Tax revenue > % of GDP

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Economy > GNI > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross national expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > income equality > UN Richest 10% to poorest 10%

Economy > income equality > UN Richest 20% to poorest 20%

Economy > Net income from abroad > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Population below poverty line

Economy > Royalty and license fees, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Education > Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

Education > Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

Education > Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

Education > Education spending (% of GDP)

Education > Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Public spending per student > Secondary level

Education > Public spending per student > Tertiary level

Energy > Wall plugs > Frequency

Health > ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

Health > HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

Health > Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

Labor > Unemployment, male > % of male labor force

People > Death rate

Taxation > Taxes on international trade > % of revenue

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Economy > Export quantum/quantity index

Economy > Export value index

Economy > Gross capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, IMF concessional > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Population under $1 a day (per $ GDP)

Economy > Population under $2 a day (per capita)

Economy > Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day > PPP > % of population

Economy > Revenue, excluding grants > % of GDP

Energy > Electricity > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Environment > Water pollution, textile industry > % of total BOD emissions

Health > HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

Health > HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

Health > Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

Health > Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

Labor > Employment in agriculture > % of total employment

Labor > Unemployment rate

Taxation > Customs and other import duties > % of tax revenue

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Economy > Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP

Economy > GNI, Atlas method > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net foreign investment

Economy > Population under $2 a day (per $ GDP)

Education > School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

Health > Children living with AIDS (per capita)

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP)



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Agriculture > Agricultural land > sq. km

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > tractors

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > tractors per 100 hectares of arable land

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > tractors (per capita)

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > current US$ (per capita)

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Agriculture > Arable land > hectares

Agriculture > Arable land > hectares (per capita)

Agriculture > Arable land > % of land area

Agriculture > Cereal yield > kg per hectare

Agriculture > Crop production index

Agriculture > Fertilizer consumption > 100 grams per hectare of arable land

Agriculture > Fertilizer consumption > metric tons

Agriculture > Fertilizer consumption > metric tons (per capita)

Agriculture > Food production index

Agriculture > Irrigated land > % of cropland

Agriculture > Land under cereal production > hectares

Agriculture > Land under cereal production > hectares (per capita)

Agriculture > Livestock production index

Agriculture > Permanent cropland > % of land area

Agriculture > value added > annual % growth

Agriculture > value added > constant 2000 US$

Agriculture > value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Agriculture > value added > current US$

Agriculture > value added > current US$ (per capita)

Agriculture > value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Agriculture > value added per worker > constant 2000 US$

Crime > Corruption > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Crime > Courts > % of managers surveyed lacking confidence in courts to uphold property rights

Crime > Courts > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Crime > > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

Democracy > CPIA gender equality rating

Democracy > CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average

Democracy > CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

Democracy > CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average

Democracy > CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating

Economy > Adjusted savings consumption of fixed capital > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted savings gross savings > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted savings net national savings > % of GNI

Economy > Aid > % of central government expenditures

Economy > Aid > % of GNI

Economy > Aid > % of gross capital formation

Economy > Aid > % of imports of goods and services

Economy > Aid per capita > current US$

Economy > Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$

Economy > Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Bank liquid reserves to bank assets ratio

Economy > Business disclosure index

Economy > Central government debt, total > % of GDP

Economy > Changes in net reserves > BoP, current US$

Economy > Changes in net reserves > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Changes in net reserves > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Claims on governments, etc. > annual growth as % of M2

Economy > Claims on private sector > annual growth as % of M2

Economy > Commercial service exports > current US$

Economy > Commercial service exports > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Commercial service exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Commercial service imports > current US$

Economy > Commercial service imports > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Commercial service imports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Cost of business start-up procedures > % of GNI per capita

Economy > CPIA business regulatory environment rating

Economy > CPIA debt policy rating

Economy > CPIA economic management cluster average

Economy > CPIA efficiency of revenue mobilization rating

Economy > CPIA financial sector rating

Economy > CPIA macroeconomic management rating

Economy > CPIA quality of budgetary and financial management rating

Economy > CPIA structural policies cluster average

Economy > CPIA trade rating

Economy > Current account balance > BoP, current US$

Economy > Current account balance > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Current account balance > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Current account balance > % of GDP

Economy > Current transfers, receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Current transfers, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Deposit interest rate > %

Economy > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP

Economy > Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP

Economy > Ease of doing business index

Economy > Economic aid > Donor

Economy > Expense > % of GDP

Economy > Exports of goods and services > annual % growth

Economy > Exports of goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Exports of goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Exports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > current US$

Economy > Exports of goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > % of GDP

Economy > Exports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$

Economy > Exports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > External balance on goods and services > current US$

Economy > External balance on goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > External balance on goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > External balance on goods and services > % of GDP

Economy > External debt, total > DOD, current US$

Economy > External debt, total > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > External debt, total > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > current US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Finance > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net > BoP, current US$

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net outflows > % of GDP

Economy > GDP > constant 2000 US$

Economy > GDP > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > GDP deflator

Economy > GDP growth > annual %

Economy > GDP per capita > constant 2000 US$

Economy > GDP per capita growth > annual %

Economy > GDP per capita, PPP > constant 2000 international $

Economy > GDP per capita, PPP > current international $

Economy > GDP, PPP > constant 2000 international $

Economy > GDP, PPP > constant 2000 international $ (per capita)

Economy > GDP, PPP > current international $

Economy > GDP, PPP > current international $ (per capita)

Economy > GNI, Atlas method > current US$

Economy > GNI, Atlas method > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > GNI > current US$

Economy > GNI > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > GNI, PPP > current international $

Economy > GNI, PPP > current international $ (per capita)

Economy > Goods exports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Goods exports > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Goods imports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Goods imports > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Grants and other revenue > % of revenue

Economy > Gross capital formation > annual % growth

Economy > Gross capital formation > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross capital formation > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross capital formation > current US$

Economy > Gross capital formation > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross domestic savings > current US$

Economy > Gross domestic savings > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross domestic savings > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > annual % growth

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > current US$

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross national expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross national expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross national expenditure > current US$

Economy > Gross national expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross private capital flows > % of GDP

Economy > Gross savings > current US$

Economy > Gross savings > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross savings > % of GNI

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > current US$

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > current US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure per capita > constant 2000 US$

Economy > IBRD loans and IDA credits > PPG DOD, current US$

Economy > IDA resource allocation index

Economy > Imports of goods and services > annual % growth

Economy > Imports of goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Imports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Imports of goods and services > current US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Imports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$

Economy > Imports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Import value index

Economy > Income payments > BoP, current US$

Economy > Income payments > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Income payments > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Income receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Income receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Inflation, consumer prices > annual %

Economy > Inflation, GDP deflator > annual %

Economy > Insurance and financial services > % of commercial service exports

Economy > Insurance and financial services > % of commercial service imports

Economy > Interest payments > % of expense

Economy > Interest payments > % of revenue

Economy > Interest rate spread > lending rate minus deposit rate

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > current US$

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > % of total imports

Economy > International tourism, number of arrivals

Economy > International tourism, receipts > current US$

Economy > International tourism, receipts > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > International tourism, receipts > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > International tourism, receipts > % of total exports

Economy > Legal rights of borrowers and lenders index

Economy > Lending interest rate > %

Economy > Liquid liabilities (M3) as % of GDP

Economy > Long-term debt > DOD, current US$

Economy > Long-term debt > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Long-term debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Merchandise exports > current US$

Economy > Merchandise exports > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Merchandise imports > current US$

Economy > Merchandise imports > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Money and quasi money growth > annual %

Economy > Money and quasi money (M2) as % of GDP

Economy > Money and quasi money (M2) to total reserves ratio

Economy > Multilateral debt service > % of public and publicly guaranteed debt service

Economy > Net barter terms of trade

Economy > Net capital account > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net capital account > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net current transfers > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net current transfers from abroad > current US$

Economy > Net errors and omissions, adjusted > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net errors and omissions, adjusted > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, IDA > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, IDA > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, IDA > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, others > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, others > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, others > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net incurrence of liabilities, domestic > % of GDP

Economy > Net trade in goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net trade in goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net trade in goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net trade in goods > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net trade in goods > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Net trade in goods > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Official development assistance and official aid > current US$

Economy > Official development assistance and official aid > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Official development assistance and official aid > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Present value of debt > % of exports of goods and services

Economy > Present value of debt > % of GNI

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > % of exports

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > % of GNI

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Quasi-liquid liabilities > % of GDP

Economy > Research and development expenditure > % of GDP

Economy > Royalty and license fees, payments > BoP, current US$

Economy > Royalty and license fees, payments > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Royalty and license fees, payments > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Royalty and license fees, receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Services, etc., value added > annual % growth

Economy > Services, etc., value added > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Services, etc., value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Economy > Services, etc., value added > current US$

Economy > Services, etc., value added > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Services, etc., value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Service exports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Service exports > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Service exports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Service imports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Service imports > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Service imports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Short-term debt > % of exports of goods, services and income

Economy > Short-term debt > % of total external debt

Economy > Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense

Economy > Total debt service > % of exports of goods, services and income

Economy > Total debt service > % of GNI

Economy > Total debt service > TDS, current US$

Economy > Total debt service > TDS, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Total debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Total reserves in months of imports

Economy > Total reserves > includes gold, current US$

Economy > Total reserves > includes gold, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Total reserves minus gold > current US$

Economy > Total reserves minus gold > current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Trade in services > % of GDP

Economy > Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$

Education > Children out of school, primary

Education > Children out of school, primary, female

Education > Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

Education > Children out of school, primary, male

Education > Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

Education > Children out of school, primary (per capita)

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

Education > Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

Education > Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

Education > Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

Education > Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

Education > Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

Education > Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

Education > Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary education, duration > years

Education > Primary education, pupils

Education > Primary education, pupils > % female

Education > Primary education, teachers

Education > Primary education, teachers > % female

Education > Primary education, teachers (per capita)

Education > Progression to secondary school > %

Education > Progression to secondary school, female > %

Education > Progression to secondary school, male > %

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

Education > Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

Education > Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

Education > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

Education > Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

Education > Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

Education > Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

Education > School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary, female > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary, male > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

Education > School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

Education > School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

Education > Scientific and technical journal articles

Education > Secondary education, general pupils

Education > Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

Education > Secondary education, pupils

Education > Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

Education > Secondary education, teachers

Education > Secondary education, teachers > % female

Education > Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

Education > Secondary education, vocational pupils

Education > Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

Education > Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

Education > Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

Education > Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

Energy > Electrical outages > days

Energy > Oil Consumption Test (per capita)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test (per $ GDP)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test Test (per capita)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test Test (per $ GDP)

Environment > Adjusted savings particulate emission damage > % of GNI

Environment > CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating

Environment > Forest area > % of land area

Environment > Forest area > sq. km

Environment > Forest area > sq. km (per capita)

Environment > Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day

Environment > Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day per worker

Environment > PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter

Environment > Water pollution, chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, clay and glass industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, food industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, metal industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, other industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, paper and pulp industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions

Geography > Land area > sq. km

Geography > Land area > sq. km (per capita)

Geography > Population density > people per sq. km

Geography > Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land

Geography > Surface area > sq. km

Geography > Surface area > sq. km (per capita)

Government > CPIA equity of public resource use rating

Government > CPIA quality of public administration rating

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > current US$

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Government > Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > %

Government > Procedures to build a warehouse > number

Government > Procedures to build a warehouse > number (per capita)

Government > Procedures to enforce a contract > number

Government > Procedures to enforce a contract > number (per capita)

Government > Procedures to register property > number

Government > Procedures to register property > number (per capita)

Government > Start-up procedures to register a business > number

Government > Start-up procedures to register a business > number (per capita)

Government > Time required to build a warehouse > days

Government > Time required to enforce a contract > days

Government > Time required to register property > days

Government > Time required to start a business > days

Government > Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours

Government > Time to resolve insolvency > years

Government > Trademarks, nonresidents

Government > Trademarks, nonresidents (per capita)

Government > Trademarks, residents

Government > Trademarks, residents (per capita)

Health > Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

Health > Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

Health > Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

Health > expenditure per capita > current US$

Health > expenditure, private > % of GDP

Health > expenditure, public > % of GDP

Health > expenditure, total > % of GDP

Health > External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

Health > Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

Health > Fertility rate, total > births per woman

Health > Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

Health > Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

Health > Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

Health > Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

Health > Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

Health > Improved water source > % of population with access

Health > Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

Health > Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > years

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > years

Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > years

Health > Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

Health > Physicians > per 1,000 people

Health > Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

Health > Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

Health > Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

Immigration > International migration stock > % of population

Immigration > International migration stock, total

Immigration > Net migration

Immigration > Net migration (per capita)

Immigration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

Immigration > Refugee population by country or territory of asylum (per capita)

Industry > Changes in inventories > current US$

Industry > Changes in inventories > current US$ (per capita)

Industry > Changes in inventories > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Industry > Chemicals > % of value added in manufacturing

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > annual % growth

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > constant 2000 US$

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > current US$

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > current US$ (per capita)

Industry > Other manufacturing > % of value added in manufacturing

Industry > Patent applications, nonresidents

Industry > Patent applications, nonresidents (per capita)

Industry > Patent applications, residents

Industry > Patent applications, residents (per capita)

Industry > value added > annual % growth

Industry > value added > constant 2000 US$

Industry > value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

Industry > value added > current US$

Industry > value added > current US$ (per capita)

Internet > Broadband subscribers

Internet > Broadband subscribers (per capita)

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

Labor > Compensation of employees > % of expense

Labor > CPIA building human resources rating

Labor > Economically active children, female

Labor > Economically active children, male

Labor > Economically active children, study and work

Labor > Economically active children, study and work, female

Labor > Economically active children, study and work, male

Labor > Economically active children, total

Labor > Economically active children, work only

Labor > Economically active children, work only, female

Labor > Economically active children, work only, male

Labor > Employment in industry > % of total employment

Labor > Employment in services > % of total employment

Labor > Employees, industry, female > % of female employment

Labor > Employees, industry, male > % of male employment

Labor > Employees, services, female > % of female employment

Labor > Employees, services, male > % of male employment

Labor > Firing cost > weeks of wages

Labor > force, female > % of total labor force

Labor > force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64

Labor > force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64

Labor > force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64

Labor > force, total

Labor > force, total (per capita)

Labor > regulations > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Labor > Rigidity of employment index

Labor > Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment

Labor > skills > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per capita)

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP)

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$

Labor > Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$

Labor > Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Labor > Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Media > Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

Media > Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

Media > Households with television > %

Media > International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

Media > International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

Media > Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

Media > Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

Media > Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Media > Mobile phone subscribers

Media > Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

Media > Population covered by mobile telephony > %

Media > Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

Media > Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

Media > Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

Media > Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita)

Media > Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

Media > Telephone employees, total

Media > Telephone employees, total (per capita)

Media > Telephone mainlines

Media > Telephone mainlines (per capita)

Media > Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

Media > Telephone subscribers

Media > Telephone subscribers per employee

Media > Telephone subscribers (per capita)

Military > Arms imports > constant 1990 US$

Military > Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita)

Military > Conventional arms imports

Military > expenditure > % of central government expenditure

Military > expenditure > % of GDP

Military > personnel

Military > personnel > % of total labor force

Military > personnel (per capita)

People > CPIA social protection rating

People > Population ages 0-14 > % of total

People > Population ages 15-64 > % of total

People > Population ages 65 and above > % of total

People > Population growth > annual %

People > Rural population

People > Rural population growth > annual %

People > Urban population

People > Urban population growth > annual %

People > Urban population (per capita)

Taxation > Average time to clear customs > days

Taxation > CPIA fiscal policy rating

Taxation > Net taxes on products > current US$

Taxation > Net taxes on products > current US$ (per capita)

Taxation > Net taxes on products > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Taxation > Other taxes > % of revenue

Taxation > Taxes on exports > % of tax revenue

Taxation > Taxes on goods and services > % of revenue

Taxation > Taxes on goods and services > % value added of industry and services

Taxation > Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of revenue

Taxation > Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of total taxes

Taxation > Tax payments > number

Taxation > Tax payments > number (per capita)

Taxation > Tax rates > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Taxation > Total tax rate > % of profit

Transportation > Air transport, freight > million tons per km

Transportation > Air transport, passengers carried

Transportation > Air transport, passengers carried (per capita)

Transportation > Air transport, registered carrier departures worldwide

Transportation > Air transport, registered carrier departures worldwide (per capita)

Transportation > Roads, paved > % of total roads

Transportation > Roads, total network > km

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Economy > Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Public registry coverage (% adults)

Economy > Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Education > Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

Education > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

Energy > Electricity > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Geography > land border lengths > J-L > Number of neighbours

Health > Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

Health > Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

Military > Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita)

Sports > All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver

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Economy > Budget > Expenditures > Capital

Economy > Budget > Expenditures > Capital (per capita)

Environment > Total renewable water resources

Health > Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

Health > Malaria cases > per 100,000

Health > Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

Media > Television broadcast stations

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Economy > Merchandise exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net current transfers > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Education > School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

Geography > Coastline

Health > Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

Health > Life expectancy at birth > Female

Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population

Health > Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per capita)

Media > Television broadcast stations (per capita)

People > Age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population

Sports > All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold

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Agriculture > Agricultural land > sq. km (per capita)

Economy > Consumer price index

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > % of GDP

Economy > Import quantum/quantity index

Economy > Real interest rate > %

Economy > Share of household income > Lowest 10%

Education > School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary > % gross

Government > Management time dealing with officials > % of management time

Health > Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

Health > Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

Health > Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Industry and services

Military > Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita)

Terrorism > Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Injuries

Terrorism > Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Injuries (per capita)

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Economy > Budget > Expenditures > Capital (per $ GDP)

Economy > Debt > External

Economy > Exports > Primary

Economy > Income share held by lowest 10%

Economy > Income share held by lowest 20%

Economy > Income share held by second 20%

Economy > Income share held by third 20%

Economy > Tourism expenditures, international

Economy > Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

Education > Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

Geography > land border lengths > J-L > Total Borders

Health > Life expectancy at birth > Male

Sports > All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold

 

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