Joining the #sdgBS 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 Bahamas, 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 Bahamas's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Bahamas 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 Bahamas. 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).

#BSlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

Learn about The Bahamas's administrative units, the island, via the The Government of The Bahamas, the Department of Statistics website, and The Bahamas's Geohive page.

island #BSlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Acklins #BS24 Data atlas
Andros #BS51 Data atlas
Berry Islands #BS32 Data atlas
Bimini Islands #BS05 Data atlas
Cat Island #BS06 Data atlas
Crooked Island #BS40 Data atlas
Exuma and Cays #BS10 Data atlas
Grand Bahama #BS41 Data atlas
Harbour Island #BS22 Data atlas
Inagua #BS13 Data atlas
Long Island #BS15 Data atlas
Mayaguana #BS16 Data atlas
Ragged Island #BS18 Data atlas
Rum Cay #BS49 Data atlas
San Salvador #BS35 Data atlas
Spanish Wells #BS53 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#BSlgu tags combine the ISO country code BS with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the island

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each island, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code3. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering The Bahamas's GEC country code: BS4.

#2030Agenda partnership #Bahamas - #tag share - #BSlgu 4local #sdgBS 4goals #isicBS 4economy #cofogBS 4gov

#sdgBS tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)5 in Bahamas - use #sdgBS on Twitter or G+.

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgBS hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01BS
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02BS
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03BS
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04BS
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05BS
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06BS
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07BS
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08BS
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09BS
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10BS
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11BS
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12BS
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13BS
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14BS
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 #sdg15BS
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 #sdg16BS
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17BS

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 BS as follows: #sdt011BS.

#isicBS tags for economic activities

Sector in Bahamas #isicBS #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #BS88A
B - Mining and quarrying #BS88B
C - Manufacturing #BS88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #BS88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #BS88E
F - Construction #BS88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #BS88G
H - Transportation and storage #BS88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #BS88I
J - Information and communication #BS88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #BS88K
L - Real estate activities #BS88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #BS88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #BS88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #BS88O
P - Education #BS88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #BS88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #BS88R
S - Other service activities #BS88S
T - Activities of households #BS88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #BS88U

#cofogBS tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #BS09fg

Functions of government #cofogBS tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911BS
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912BS
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921BS
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922BS
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930BS
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941BS
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942BS
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950BS
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960BS
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970BS
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980BS
Initiatives COFOG 09.8: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2005)
COPNI 04.7: Bahamian Creole Online Encyclopedia Haitian Creole 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 - #BS04fg

Functions of government #cofogBS tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411BS
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412BS
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421BS
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422BS
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423BS
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431BS
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432BS
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433BS
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434BS
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435BS
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436BS
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441BS
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442BS
Construction (CS) #cofog0443BS
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451BS
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452BS
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453BS
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454BS
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455BS
Communication (CS) #cofog0460BS
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471BS
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472BS
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473BS
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474BS
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481BS
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482BS
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483BS
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484BS
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485BS
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486BS
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487BS
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490BS
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Bahamas (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.
COFOG 04.2/04.6: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2005)



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 - #BS01fg

Functions of government #cofogBS tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111BS
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112BS
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113BS
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121BS
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122BS
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131BS
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132BS
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133BS
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140BS
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150BS
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160BS
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170BS
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180BS

COFOG 0132: Bahamas'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 Review6

In the media

Bahamas's #tags in other languages:

جزر البهاما (Arabic)
巴哈马群岛 (Chinese, simplified)
Bahamas (German)
Bahamas (Spanish)
Bahamas (French)
バハマ (Japanese)
Багамы (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on Bahamas:
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 Bahamas's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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