#tagcoding for Kenya ?

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 Kenya, 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 Kenya's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Kenya 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 Kenya. 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).

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

city (capital of county) #KElgu Development data ( Knoema )
Nairobi ( Nairobi City ) #KE47 Data atlas
Kabarnet ( Baringo ) #KE30 Data atlas
Bomet ( Bomet ) #KE36 Data atlas
Bungoma ( Bungoma ) #KE39 Data atlas
Busia ( Busia ) #KE40 Data atlas
Iten ( Elgeyo/Marakwet ) #KE28 Data atlas
Embu ( Embu ) #KE14 Data atlas
Garissa ( Garissa ) #KE07 Data atlas
Homa Bay ( Homa Bay ) #KE43 Data atlas
Isiolo ( Isiolo ) #KE11 Data atlas
Kajiado ( Kajiado ) #KE34 Data atlas
Kakamega ( Kakamega ) #KE37 Data atlas
Kericho ( Kericho ) #KE35 Data atlas
Kiambu ( Kiambu ) #KE22 Data atlas
Kilifi ( Kilifi ) #KE03 Data atlas
Kerugoya/Kutus ( Kirinyaga ) #KE20 Data atlas
Kisii ( Kisii ) #KE45 Data atlas
Kisumu (Kisumu) #KE42 Data atlas
Kitui ( Kitui ) #KE15 Data atlas
Kwale ( Kwale ) #KE02 Data atlas
Nanyuki ( Laikipia ) #KE31 Data atlas
Lamu ( Lamu ) #KE05 Data atlas
Machakos ( Machakos ) #KE16 Data atlas
Makueni ( Makueni ) #KE17 Data atlas
Mandera ( Mandera ) #KE09 Data atlas
Marsabit ( Marsabit ) #KE10 Data atlas
Meru ( Meru ) #KE12 Data atlas
Migori ( Migori ) #KE44 Data atlas
Mombasa ( Mombasa ) #KE01 Data atlas
Murang’a ( Murang’a ) #KE21 Data atlas
Nakuru ( Nakuru ) #KE32 Data atlas
Kapsabet ( Nandi ) #KE29 Data atlas
Narok (Narok) #KE33 Data atlas
Nyamira ( Nyamira ) #KE46 Data atlas
Ol Kalou ( Nyandarua ) #KE18 Data atlas
Nyeri ( Nyeri ) #KE19 Data atlas
Maralal ( Samburu ) #KE25 Data atlas
Siaya ( Siaya ) #KE41 Data atlas
Voi ( Taita Taveta ) #KE06 Data atlas
Tana River ( Tana River ) #KE04 Data atlas
Chuka ( Tharaka-Nithi ) #KE13 Data atlas
Kitale ( Trans Nzoia ) #KE26 Data atlas
Lodwar ( Turkana ) #KE23 Data atlas
Eldoret (Uasin Gishu) #KE27 Data atlas
Vihiga ( Vihiga ) #KE38 Data atlas
Wajir ( Wajir ) #KE08 Data atlas
Kapenguria ( West Pokot ) #KE24 Data atlas
#tagcoding for Kenya : #KElgu 4local #sdgKE 4goals #isicKE 4economy #cofogKE 4gov

#sdgKE tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)2 in Kenya - use #sdgKE 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

#isicKE tags for economic activities

Sector in Kenya #isicKE #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #KE88A
B - Mining and quarrying #KE88B
C - Manufacturing #KE88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #KE88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #KE88E
F - Construction #KE88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #KE88G
H - Transportation and storage #KE88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #KE88I
J - Information and communication #KE88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #KE88K
L - Real estate activities #KE88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #KE88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #KE88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #KE88O
P - Education #KE88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #KE88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #KE88R
S - Other service activities #KE88S
T - Activities of households #KE88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #KE88U

#cofogKE tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #KE09fg

Functions of government #cofogKE tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911KE
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912KE
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921KE
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922KE
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930KE
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941KE
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942KE
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950KE
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960KE
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970KE
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980KE
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
TESSA: education resources
Fast Track Initiative Education For All country page
COPNI 04.7: Gujarati Wikipedia Kamba Online Encyclopedia, Luo Online Encyclopedia, Masai 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 - #KE04fg

Functions of government #cofogKE tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411KE
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412KE
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421KE
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422KE
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423KE
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431KE
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432KE
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433KE
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434KE
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435KE
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436KE
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441KE
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442KE
Construction (CS) #cofog0443KE
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451KE
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452KE
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453KE
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454KE
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455KE
Communication (CS) #cofog0460KE
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471KE
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472KE
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473KE
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474KE
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481KE
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482KE
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483KE
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484KE
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485KE
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486KE
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487KE
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490KE
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Kenya (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.
Green Economy Initiative (UNEP): Kenya's Pathway page
COFOG 04.1: Country Private Sector Development Group at Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
COFOG 04.1.1: Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Kenya (FAO) ; Feed The Future (US):Context & Strategy
COFOG 04.2: The Standards and Trade Development Facility (Aid for Trade) country briefing
Crop Calendar for the agro-ecological zones.
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 - #KE01fg

Functions of government #cofogKE tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111KE
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112KE
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113KE
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121KE
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122KE
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131KE
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132KE
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133KE
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140KE
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150KE
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160KE
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170KE
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180KE

- UNDP Kenya Democratic Governance Programme
- Democracy Report for Jamhuri Ya Kenya (2000) by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
- Open Government Partnership: country page
- Horn of Africa Aid Map by InterAction
- Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Kenya'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 Review3

In the media

Kenya's #tags in other languages:

كينيا (Arabic)
肯尼亚 (Chinese, simplified)
Kenia (German)
Kenia (Spanish)
Kenya (French)
ケニア (Japanese)
Кения (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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