Definition

COFOG description of #cofog0112 - Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) (function of government) (United Nations Statistics Division website).


#tagcoding for #cofog0112 - Financial and fiscal affairs (CS)

#cofog0112 is the hashtag for #cofog0112 - Financial and fiscal affairs (CS). Use it when tagcoding or searching content about this function of government.

For the function of government in a specific country, add the country's ISO code to #cofog0112, for instance__ #cofog0112DZ1 for a post or tweet about #cofog0112 - Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) in Algeria.


Evaluating and improving #cofog0112 - Financial and fiscal affairs (CS)

For quite a number of functions of government, the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals and Targets provide measurable targets.

To know what initiatives have been undertaken, or are being undertaken, the DAC 5 and CRS Purpose Codes (OECD DAC) can be used to consult the OECD DCD-DAC Development finance statistics or the IATI Datastore.


Resources

For each function of government a substantial number of online resources are available. Some of these resources are listed here. Additions can be suggested in comments, or posts using #cofog0112.

Resource links
#a4i2a - II.A. Domestic public resources including IMF policy paper: Financing For Development - Revisiting the Monterrey Consensus (July 2015)
Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (OECD webpage with further links)
The Resource Governance Index (RGI) measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sectors of 58 countries (Revenue Watch Institute)
Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting by OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (Febr. 12, 2013)
Paul Jorion: Stewardship of Finance Chair at VUB (2012-13, Brussels) (lectures on YouTube)
Taxes Infographics, by Visual Loop (Pinterest pinboard)
Paying Taxes 2013 The Global Picture
Slippery Negotiations: The Give and Take of Oil Contracts in Foreign Countries (Knowledge@Wharton, November 20, 2012)
Taxation and redistributive proposals: Oil-to-Cash: Fighting the Resource Curse through Cash Transfers (Center for Global Development); An extended country-by-country reporting standard. A policy proposal to the EU (Publish What You Pay, Norway)
Blueprint for Prosperity: How South Sudan's new laws hold the key to a transparent and accountable oil sector (Global Witness, Nov. 29, 2012)

Collaborative planning for the function

A Collaborative Planning Methodology is (simple) repeatable process that can be used to improve the quality of a function of government.

The below table lists some possible questions and format for documenting a collaborative planning for an improved function of government resulting from Awareness, capacity & care for #LocalizingSDGs.

For persons:
A person may be reluctant to pay taxes

For organizations:
(Internationally operating) organizations may move income to countries where tax duties are minimal.

In a territory:

What are feasible objectives & options for delivering this function of government? Taking into consideration dependencies on the country's resource endowments, what options exist to achieve which objectives for this function of government?

Ensure that all are equally treated and contribute a fair share of the tax.

Put the resources "pooled for the public good" to the best possible use; try to minimize the tax burden as much as possible.


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The fringes

Class-level Function of Government maps under #COFOG01 - General Public Services:


Other functions of government via Tag cloud for functions of government: