#tagcoding for Belgium ?

Consider Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi9 - Be collaborative. By suitably #tagcoding 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 Belgium, 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 and their learning.

In a #tag2wiki step, the #tagcoded content 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 Belgium's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Belgium 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 Belgium. 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).

#BElgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data.

These are the territorial units of Belgium with their #BElgu2 (#WWlgu) hashtag, and the available curated open data, as provided via the World Data Atlas by Knoema for the NUTS-2 units. For NUTS-3 units we have no knowledge of comprehensive open online data, not from Eurostat (which provides country profiles), and not from Statistics Belgium.

NUTS-2 (Province) / NUTS-3 (+ city) #BElgu Tag Development data ( Knoema )
Antwerpen #BE21 Data atlas
Antwerpen ( Antwerp, city) #BE211
Mechelen ( Mechelen, city) #BE212
Turnhout #BE213
Brabant Wallon #BE31 Data atlas
Nivelles #BE310
Brussels Capital Region #BE100 Data atlas
Hainaut #BE32 Data atlas
Ath #BE321
Charlerloi #BE322
Mons #BE323
Mouscron (Mouscron ,city) #BE324
Soignies #BE325
Thuin #BE326
Tournai #BE327
Liège #BE33 Data atlas
Huy #BE331
Liège #BE332
Verviers #BE333
Waremme #BE334
Limburg #BE22 Data atlas
Hasselt #BE221
Maaseik #BE222
Tongeren #BE223
Luxembourg #BE34 Data atlas
Arlon #BE341
Bastogne #BE342
Marche-en-Famenne #BE343
Neufchâteau #BE344
Virton #BE345
Namur #BE35 data atlas
Dinant #BE351
Namur ( Namur, city) #BE352
Philippeville #BE353
Oost-Vlaanderen #BE23 Data atlas
Aalst #BE231
Dendermonde #BE232
Eeklo #BE233
Gent (Gent, city) #BE234
Oudenaarde #BE235
Sint-Niklaas #BE236
Vlaams-Brabant #BE24 Data atlas
Halle-Vilvoorde #BE241
Leuven #BE242
West-Vlaanderen #BE25 Data atlas
Brugge #BE251
Diksmuide #BE252
Ieper #BE253
Kortrijk #BE254
Oostende #BE255
Roeselare #BE256
Tielt #BE257
Veurne #BE258

See also:

#tagcoding for Belgium : #BElgu 4local #sdgBE 4goals #isicBE 4economy #cofogBE 4gov

#sdgBE tags for sustainable development goals

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

(tab guide)
#SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
#SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
#SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
#SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
#SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
#SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
#SDG8: Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment & decent work for all
#SDG9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
#SDG10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
#SDG11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
#SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
#SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
#SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
#SDG15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, …
#SDG16: Promote peaceful & inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, .. institutions
#SDG17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

#isicBE tags for economic activities

Sector in Belgium #isicBE #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #BE88A
B - Mining and quarrying #BE88B
C - Manufacturing #BE88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #BE88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #BE88E
F - Construction #BE88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #BE88G
H - Transportation and storage #BE88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #BE88I
J - Information and communication #BE88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #BE88K
L - Real estate activities #BE88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #BE88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #BE88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #BE88O
P - Education #BE88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #BE88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #BE88R
S - Other service activities #BE88S
T - Activities of households #BE88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #BE88U

#cofogBE tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #BE09fg

Functions of government #cofogBE tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911BE
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912BE
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921BE
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922BE
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930BE
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941BE
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942BE
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950BE
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960BE
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970BE
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980BE
Initiatives COPNI 04.7: German Wikipedia Dutch Wikipedia French Wikipedia Letzburgesch Wikipedia Limburgan 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 - #BE04fg

Functions of government #cofogBE tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411BE
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412BE
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421BE
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422BE
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423BE
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431BE
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432BE
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433BE
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434BE
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435BE
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436BE
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441BE
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442BE
Construction (CS) #cofog0443BE
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451BE
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452BE
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453BE
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454BE
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455BE
Communication (CS) #cofog0460BE
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471BE
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472BE
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473BE
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474BE
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481BE
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482BE
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483BE
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484BE
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485BE
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486BE
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487BE
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490BE
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Belgium (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.



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 - #BE01fg

Functions of government #cofogBE tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111BE
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112BE
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113BE
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121BE
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122BE
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131BE
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132BE
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133BE
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140BE
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150BE
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160BE
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170BE
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180BE

LegalWorld (Belgium): a legal portal website by Kluwer.
De Vragende Partij: A service that supports citizens in making suggestions to political parties, prior to the 2012 municipal elections in Flanders and Brussels.

COFOG 0132: Belgium'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

#2030Agenda in #België - #tags om te delen: #BElgu voor lokaal, #sdgBE voor doelstellingen, #isicBE voor economie, #cofogBE voor bestuur

#2030Agenda en #Belgique - #tags de partage: #BElgu pour locale, #sdgBE pour objectifs , #isicBE pour économie, #cofogBE pour gouvernance

Belgium's #tags in other languages:

بلجيكا (Arabic)
比利时 (Chinese, simplified)
Belgien (German)
Bélgica (Spanish)
Belgique (French)
ベルギー (Japanese)
Бельгия (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on Belgium:
Belgium social capital wiki

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 Belgium's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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