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Reviewers comments: Submission seems correct, have made only a single change: Noted 'machine readable' as 'No' instead of 'Unsure' since release format is pdf.
Note data is very hard to use, not easily searchable and organised by date of decision.
Surveys and samplings are done but datasets are shallow
Reviewer's comment: Submission seems largely correct, but I've changed a couple of markings: Machine readable changed from 'Unsure' to 'No' (because it's mainly pdf format). Bulk changed to 'No', since download requires accessing each law separately. Data update for December 2012.
Format: shapefiles, CSV, PDF etc
Data available on request, unlikely to get access to bulk, my personal applications for sub datasets were rejcted in the past
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Format: mostly GIS but also available as csv etc.
Submitter's comments: Some areas still require mapping, Data sets are in departmental silos and as such can be bureaucratic to get.
Reviewer's comments: It does not appear as if Botswana has a national map released officially, although I am sure it exists internally (which is also what the submitter is hinting at as far as I can tell). I'm marking this in existence, but not publicly available.
Comments from 2015: There is an atlas of Botswana in the following link: http://www.atlas.gov.bw/ However, it seems like the government website is not working. Therefore, we are submitting the same result from last year.
Submitters comment: Budget speech is available from various sources including bank of Botswana http://www.bob.bw/ From the government website - http://www.finance.gov.bw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&catid=23&Itemid=109
Reviewers comment: It appears that the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning offers budget data at general level (http://www.finance.gov.bw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&catid=23&Itemid=109), where pdf-downloads are available. The numbers are divided by sectors, but not very granular and does not contain sub department level.
Botswanna does not have nor use Postal Codes.
Botswana is in the process of establishing postcodes and a street based addressing system, Land parcels (plots) are identified by a number which is allocated at the land board.
Unchanged since 2013.
This website mentions that there are spending reports but they are not available on the website and there is no mention of whether it is digital or not: http://www.finance.gov.bw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=139&catid=16
This is confirmed by IBP's Open Budget Survey which says the year end report exists. The Open Budget Library has a record of the 2013 year end report which indicates that the data exists but is perhaps not fully digital.
The Environment department does take care of pollutions level, yet it is unclear is there is any information regarding the subject on a national level. it seem the government have measurement of Air Pollution from data form APIAN for SO2,NOx, NO2, O3, carbon monoxide (CO),hydrocarbons (HCs)
Bulk and Archive data most likely available on request
Reviewer's comments: Extensive statistics available (economic, social), divided in a series of sub-divisions. Submission appears correct.
GDP in PDF
Population in PDF
no unemployment data found.
Submitters comments: There is a names register online - but this does not provide additional information such as address etc. http://www.mtinamesearch.gov.bw/search/
It appears that Botswana does not use company registration numbers, but only register businesses by their name (http://www.gov.bw/en/Business/Sub-audiences/Small--Medium-Businesses/Company--Business-Name-Registration/#a35fb00617eb47dd93b0193e9d5eb0d4).
- Georg Neumann
- Gil Zaretzer
- Kamil Gregor
- Neal Bastek
- Mor Rubinstein
- Zach Christensen
- Nisha Thompson
- yar michl
- Rebecca Sentance
- Christian Villum
- Tryggvi Björgvinsson
- Codrina Maria Ilie
- Mor Rubinstein
- danny wilson
- Tryggvi Björgvinsson