Function (Class) Definition

COFOG description of %%title%% (function of government class) (Ens Dictionary).
#tagcoding hashtag: #cofog%%content{11}%%


COFOG description of %%title%% (function of government) (United Nations Statistics Division website).

#tagcoding for %%title%%

#cofog%%name%% is the hashtag for %%title%%. 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 #cofog%%name%%, for instance__ #cofog%%name%%DZ1 for a post or tweet about %%title%% in Algeria.

Evaluating and improving %%title%%

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.



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 #cofog%%name%%.


Resource links


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:

For organizations:

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?




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The fringes

Class-level Function of Government maps under %%parent_title%%:

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

international resources, incl. assessment tools

Common regimes
Objectives for persons
Objectives for organizations
Objectives for the function
Objectives for the territory

Currently available (work in progress) are social capital wikis of the European Union, India, Maroc (en français), Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania and the United States.