Joining the #sdgBW 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 Botswana, 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 Botswana's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Botswana 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 Botswana. 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).

#BWlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

District #BWlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Gaborone #BW01
Francistown #BW02
Lobatse #BW03
Selebi #BW04
Orapa #BW05
Jwaneng #BW06
Sowa #BW07
Ngwaketse #BW10 Data atlas
Barolong #BW11
Ngwaketse West #BW12
South East #BW20 Data atlas
Kweneng East #BW30 Data atlas
Kweneng West #BW31
Kgatleng #BW40 Data atlas
Central Serowe/Palapye #BW50 Data atlas
Central Mahalapye #BW51
Central Bobonong #BW52
Central Boteti #BW53
Central Tutume #BW54
North East #BW60 Data atlas
Ngamiland East #BW70 Data atlas
Ngamiland West #BW71
Chobe #BW72 Data atlas
Ghanzi #BW80 Data atlas
Kgalagadi South #BW90 Data atlas
Kgalagadi North #BW91

Central Statistics Office

#2030Agenda partnership #Botswana - #tag share - #BWlgu 4local #sdgBW 4goals #isicBW 4economy #cofogBW 4gov

#sdgBW tags for sustainable development goals

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

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgBW hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01BW
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02BW
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03BW
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04BW
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05BW
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06BW
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07BW
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08BW
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09BW
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10BW
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11BW
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12BW
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13BW
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14BW
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 #sdg15BW
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 #sdg16BW
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17BW

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 BW as follows: #sdt011BW.

#isicBW tags for economic activities

Sector in Botswana #isicBW #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #BW88A
B - Mining and quarrying #BW88B
C - Manufacturing #BW88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #BW88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #BW88E
F - Construction #BW88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #BW88G
H - Transportation and storage #BW88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #BW88I
J - Information and communication #BW88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #BW88K
L - Real estate activities #BW88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #BW88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #BW88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #BW88O
P - Education #BW88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #BW88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #BW88R
S - Other service activities #BW88S
T - Activities of households #BW88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #BW88U

#cofogBW tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #BW09fg

Functions of government #cofogBW tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911BW
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912BW
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921BW
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922BW
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930BW
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941BW
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942BW
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950BW
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960BW
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970BW
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980BW
Initiatives COPNI 04.7: Lozi Online Encyclopedia, Ndebele North Online Encyclopedia
COFOG 09.8: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2008)



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 - #BW04fg

Functions of government #cofogBW tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411BW
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412BW
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421BW
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422BW
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423BW
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431BW
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432BW
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433BW
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434BW
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435BW
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436BW
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441BW
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442BW
Construction (CS) #cofog0443BW
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451BW
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452BW
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453BW
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454BW
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455BW
Communication (CS) #cofog0460BW
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471BW
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472BW
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473BW
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474BW
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481BW
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482BW
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483BW
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484BW
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485BW
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486BW
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487BW
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490BW
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Botswana (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 (2008)



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 - #BW01fg

Functions of government #cofogBW tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111BW
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112BW
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113BW
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121BW
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122BW
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131BW
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132BW
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133BW
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140BW
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150BW
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160BW
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170BW
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180BW

Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Botswana'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

Botswana's #tags in other languages:

بتسوانا (Arabic)
博茨瓦纳 (Chinese, simplified)
Botsuana (German)
Botswana (Spanish)
Botswana (French)
ボツワナ (Japanese)
Ботсвана (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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For the initiatives listed per Function of Government (COFOG class) and/or category of economic activity (ISIC class), comments may be given at an initiative's wiki page. If such a wiki page is missing, make a request to create it in your comment.