Joining the #sdgAF Partnership ?

Consider Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi9 - Be collaborative. By suitably #tagging genuine content, stakeholders and donors can contribute it to an open domestic and global conversation on governance, knowledge sharing and innovation for sustainable development, the economic activities and functions of government in Afghanistan, its cities and municipalities. By providing low-hurdle access to open data that matters to a particular context or trade, stakeholders are empowered to add data-driven elements to the discourse.

In a #tag2wiki step, the #tagged discourse can be curated, analysed, and shared and conflicting viewpoints can be covered in wiki sector maps and maps of the functions of government, as part of Afghanistan's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Afghanistan is not intended for being read in a linear way. Rather, it must be used as a "4 dimensional topic map" for a knowledge and data driven development discourse in Afghanistan. The reader with an interest in a particular topic can quickly find open data and other content on that "topic in its context and dimension". Before contributing new content, we recommend the reader to minimally check the content that is (referenced) on this page, and to keep in mind Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi7 - Reuse and improve. For what concerns the reuse, improving or addition of new content, we recommend the use of the suitable hashtag with awareness of its dimension (lgu, sdg, isic or cofog).

#AFlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

province (capital) #AFlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Kabul (Kabul [کا بل]) #AF01 Data atlas
Kapisa (Mahmood Raqi [محمود راقی]) #AF02 Data atlas
Parwan (Charikar [چاریکار]) #AF03 Data atlas
Maidan Wardak (Maidan Shahr [ميدان شهر]) #AF04 Data atlas
Logar (Pul-i-Alam [پل علم]) #AF05 Data atlas
Nangarhar (Jalalabad [جلا ل ابا د]) #AF06 Data atlas
Laghman (Mehterlam [مهترلام]) #AF07 Data atlas
Panjsher (Bazarak [بازارک]) #AF08 Data atlas
Baghlan (Pul-i-Khumri [بغلا ن]) #AF09 Data atlas
Bamyan (Bamyan [بامیان]) #AF10 Data atlas
Ghazni (Ghazni [غزني]) #AF11 Data atlas
Paktika (Sharan [شرن]) #AF12 Data atlas
Paktya (Gardez [گردیز]) #AF13 Data atlas
Khost (Khost [خوست]) #AF14 Data atlas
Kunarha (Asad Abad [اسعد اباد]) #AF15 Data atlas
Nooristan (Paroon [پارون]) #AF16 Data atlas
Badakhshan (Faiz Abad [فیض اباد]) #AF17 Data atlas
Takhar (Taluqan [تا لقا ن]) #AF18 Data atlas
Kunduz (Kunduz [کندز]) #AF19 Data atlas
Samangan (Aybak [ایبک]) #AF20 Data atlas
Balkh (Mazar-i-Sharif [مزار شریف]) #AF21 Data atlas
Sar-e-Pul (Sar-i-Pul [سرپل]) #AF22 Data atlas
Ghor (Chighcheran [چغچران ]) #AF23 Data atlas
Daykundi (Nili [نیلی]) #AF24 Data atlas
Urozgan (Tirinkot [ترین کوت]) #AF25 Data atlas
Zabul (Qalat [قلات]) #AF26 Data atlas
Kandahar (Kandahar [کندهار]) #AF27 Data atlas
Jawzjan (Sheberghan [شبرغان]) #AF28 Data atlas
Faryab (Maimana [میمنه]) #AF29 Data atlas
Helmand (Lashkargah [لشکرگاه]) #AF30 Data atlas
Badghis (Qala-i-Naw [قلعه نو]) #AF31 Data atlas
Herat (Herat [هرات]) #AF32 Data atlas
Farah (Farah [فراه]) #AF33 Data atlas
Nimroz (Zaranj [زرنج]) #AF34 Data atlas
construct more tags with the extended divisioning geocodes (Geohive)

Sources: CSO (Statistical Agency) and Afghanistan administrative units (Geohive).

District level #AFlgu tags can be constructed with the codes provided at Afghanistan: administrative units, extended (Geohive).

#2030Agenda partnership #Afghanistan - #tag share - #AFlgu 4local #sdgAF 4goals #isicAF 4economy #cofogAF 4gov

#sdgAF tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)3 in Afghanistan - use #sdgAF on Twitter or G+.

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgAF hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01AF
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02AF
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03AF
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04AF
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05AF
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06AF
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07AF
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08AF
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09AF
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10AF
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11AF
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12AF
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13AF
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14AF
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss #sdg15AF
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels #sdg16AF
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17AF

Each goal has targets listed on the linked page.

For these targets there are #SDT tags. If you consider a target of particular interest for your country, then create your country's #sdt tags using a simple trick.

An example: for the global sustainable development target with tag #SDT011, construct the #tag for AF as follows: #sdt011AF.

#isicAF tags for economic activities

Sector in Afghanistan #isicAF #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #AF88A
B - Mining and quarrying #AF88B
C - Manufacturing #AF88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #AF88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #AF88E
F - Construction #AF88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #AF88G
H - Transportation and storage #AF88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #AF88I
J - Information and communication #AF88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #AF88K
L - Real estate activities #AF88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #AF88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #AF88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #AF88O
P - Education #AF88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #AF88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #AF88R
S - Other service activities #AF88S
T - Activities of households #AF88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #AF88U

#cofogAF tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

Check out Afghanistan's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014 to understand the country's challenges in below areas.


09 - Education - #AF09fg

Functions of government #cofogAF tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911AF
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912AF
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921AF
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922AF
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930AF
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941AF
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942AF
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950AF
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960AF
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970AF
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980AF
Initiatives COPNI 04.7: Baluchi Online Encyclopedia, Dari Online Encyclopedia Kazakh Wikipedia Kurdish Wikipedia



09 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 09 - Education
The related category of industry (ISIC) is P - Education
International World Bank Education Strategy 2020
09.1 - Pre-primary and primary education (also COPNI 04.1): Education For All, Primary Education, Early childhood education at Development Strategies that work
09.2 - Secundary education(also COPNI 04.2): Secundary Education at Development Strategies that work
09.3 - Post-secundary non-tertiary education (also COPNI 04.3):
09.4 - Tertiary education(also COPNI 04.4):
09.5 - Education not-definable by level (also COPNI 04.5): Special education for persons with intellectual or psycho-social disabilities at Development Strategies that work
09.6 - Subsidiary services to education: Access to Schools, Preventive health care and improved nutrition for children at Development Strategies that work
09.7 - R&D Education(also COPNI 04.6):
09.8 - Education n.e.c.: World Bank Education Strategy 2020
COPNI 04.7 - Other educational services:

+ Government and the Economy, Environment and Community


04 - Economic Affairs - #AF04fg

Functions of government #cofogAF tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411AF
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412AF
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421AF
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422AF
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423AF
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431AF
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432AF
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433AF
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434AF
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435AF
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436AF
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441AF
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442AF
Construction (CS) #cofog0443AF
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451AF
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452AF
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453AF
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454AF
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455AF
Communication (CS) #cofog0460AF
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471AF
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472AF
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473AF
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474AF
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481AF
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482AF
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483AF
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484AF
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485AF
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486AF
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487AF
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490AF
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Afghanistan (not for all countries)
COFOG 04.2: Country profile at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
Plantwise Knowledge Bank country page (set country on first visit) including pest diagnostic tool and treatment support.
Enhanced Integrated Framework country page



04 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 04 - Economic affairs
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
04.1.1: K - Financial and insurance activities
04.2: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
04.3: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and B - Mining and quarrying
04.4: B - Mining and quarrying, C - Manufacturing and F - Construction
04.5: H - Transportation and storage
04.6: J - Information and communication
04.7.1: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; H - Transportation and storage (Storage)
04.7.2; 04.7.3: I - Accommodation and food service activities
International 04.1.2 - General labour affairs:
COPNI 07.2 - Services of labour organizations:
04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs: Access to Insurance Initiative,
World Bank Trade Strategy (Consultation) Food Security, Access to markets
04.2 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: World Bank Agriculture Action Plan FY2010-12; Fisheries; Improving agricultural productivity at Development Strategies that work; The Standards and Trade Development Facility ; Farmers' Rights - Resource pages for Decision-Makers qnd Practitioners
04.2.1: Land Reform at Development Strategies that work
04.3 - Fuel and energy: World Bank Energy Strategy Consultations,
04.4 - Mining, manufacturing and construction:
04.5 - Transport: Transport, Infrastructure Development at Development Strategies that work
04.6 - Communication:
04.7 - Other industries:
04.8 - R&D Economic affairs:
04.9 - Economic affairs n.e.c.:
COPNI 07.3 - Services of professional organizations:Share4Dev by InfoBridge

+ Government and Society's Foundations


01 General Public Services - #AF01fg

Functions of government #cofogAF tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111AF
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112AF
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113AF
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121AF
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122AF
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131AF
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132AF
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133AF
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140AF
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150AF
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160AF
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170AF
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180AF

g7+: country page
COFOG 01.1: HIPC Initiative (Debt relief)
COFOG 01.1.2 and 01.3.2: Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (member)
COFOG 01.2.2: Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (UNDP): country page
Asian Development Fund country page
Universal Periodic Review,
ADB Evaluation Reports

COFOG 0132: Afghanistan's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014



01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
International 01.1 - Executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs: Public administration reform
01.2 - Foreign economic aid:
01.3 - General services: System of National Accounts 2008, at Development Strategies that work by UN Economic and Social Council, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), London Declaration for Transparency, the Free Flow of Information and Development (2010)
01.4 - Basic research:
01.5 - R&D General public services:
01.6 - General public services n.e.c.:
01.7 - Public debt transactions:
01.8 - Transfers of general character between different levels of government:
COPNI 09.1 - Services n.e.c.:
COPNI 09.2 - R&D Services:
COPNI 07.1 - Services of political parties: Universal Periodic Review4

In the media

Afghanistan's #tags in other languages:

أفغانستان (Arabic)
阿富汗 (Chinese, simplified)
Afghanistan (German)
Afganistán (Spanish)
Afghanistan (French)
アフガニスタン (Japanese)
Афганистан (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on Afghanistan:
Actor Map, Statute Book, Local Development Books

Open Data and Content

Various sources

The Sector field of listed projects are indicative for the function of government and the industrial sector under which the project should be classified.

Curated open data in the World Data Atlas (by Knoema)

Social Progress Index

Check Afghanistan's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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