Lesotho - Research and development expenditure

Research and development expenditure (% of GDP)

Research and development expenditure (% of GDP) in Lesotho was 0.053 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 13 years was 0.055 in 2004, while its lowest value was 0.012 in 2011.

Definition: Expenditures for research and development are current and capital expenditures (both public and private) on creative work undertaken systematically to increase knowledge, including knowledge of humanity, culture, and society, and the use of knowledge for new applications. R&D covers basic research, applied research, and experimental development.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Year Value
2002 0.042
2003 0.043
2004 0.055
2009 0.027
2011 0.012
2015 0.053


Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Technology