Joining the #sdgBZ 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 Belize, 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 Belize's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Belize 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 Belize. 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).

#BZlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

Learn about Belize's administrative units, the districts, via the GOB, the Statistical Institute of Belize website, and Belize's Geohive page.

City (capital of district) #BZlgu Carbonn Development data ( Knoema )
Belmopan #BZ02 Climate Report
Belize City (Belize) #BZ01 Data atlas
San Ignacio / Santa Elena (Cayo) #BZ02 Data atlas
Corozal (Corozal) #BZ03 Data atlas
Orange Walk (Orange Walk) #BZ04 Data atlas
Dangriga (Stann Creek) #BZ05 Data atlas
Punta Gorda (Toledo) #BZ06 Data atlas
national #tags Belize
#BZlgu tags based on geocode defined by SIB (district subdivision)

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each districts, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code3. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering Belize's GEC country code: BZ4.

#2030Agenda partnership #Belize - #tag share - #BZlgu 4local #sdgBZ 4goals #isicBZ 4economy #cofogBZ 4gov

#sdgBZ tags for sustainable development goals

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

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgBZ hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01BZ
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02BZ
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03BZ
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04BZ
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05BZ
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06BZ
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07BZ
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08BZ
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09BZ
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10BZ
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11BZ
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12BZ
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13BZ
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14BZ
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 #sdg15BZ
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 #sdg16BZ
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17BZ

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 BZ as follows: #sdt011BZ.

#isicBZ tags for economic activities

Sector in Belize #isicBZ #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #BZ88A
B - Mining and quarrying #BZ88B
C - Manufacturing #BZ88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #BZ88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #BZ88E
F - Construction #BZ88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #BZ88G
H - Transportation and storage #BZ88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #BZ88I
J - Information and communication #BZ88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #BZ88K
L - Real estate activities #BZ88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #BZ88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #BZ88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #BZ88O
P - Education #BZ88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #BZ88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #BZ88R
S - Other service activities #BZ88S
T - Activities of households #BZ88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #BZ88U

#cofogBZ tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #BZ09fg

Functions of government #cofogBZ tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911BZ
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912BZ
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921BZ
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922BZ
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930BZ
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941BZ
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942BZ
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950BZ
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960BZ
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970BZ
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980BZ
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
COFOG 09.8: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2005)
COPNI 04.7: Belizean Creole Online Encyclopedia, Garifuna Online Encyclopedia, Mayan Languages Online Encyclopedia



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 - #BZ04fg

Functions of government #cofogBZ tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411BZ
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412BZ
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421BZ
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422BZ
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423BZ
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431BZ
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432BZ
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433BZ
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434BZ
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435BZ
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436BZ
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441BZ
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442BZ
Construction (CS) #cofog0443BZ
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451BZ
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452BZ
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453BZ
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454BZ
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455BZ
Communication (CS) #cofog0460BZ
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471BZ
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472BZ
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473BZ
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474BZ
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481BZ
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482BZ
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483BZ
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484BZ
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485BZ
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486BZ
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487BZ
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490BZ
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Belize (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 - #BZ01fg

Functions of government #cofogBZ tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111BZ
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112BZ
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113BZ
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121BZ
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122BZ
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131BZ
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132BZ
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133BZ
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140BZ
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150BZ
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160BZ
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170BZ
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180BZ

Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Belize'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

Belize's #tags in other languages:

بلزي (Arabic)
伯利兹城 (Chinese, simplified)
Belize (German)
Belice (Spanish)
Belize (French)
ベリーズ (Japanese)
Белиз (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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