Lesotho: Research and development expenditure

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 Lesotho

Research and development expenditure, percent of GDP

 Latest value 0.05
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2015
 Average 0.04
 Min - Max 0.01 - 0.06
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 2002 to 2015. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.04 percent with a minimum of 0.01 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 0.06 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2015 is 0.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 100 countries is 0.99 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The expenditure for R&D on the charts includes both private and public spending on research and development.
Definition: Gross domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D), expressed as a percent of GDP. They include both capital and current expenditures in the four main sectors: Business enterprise, Government, Higher education and Private non-profit. R&D covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.

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