Joining the #sdgMG 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 Madagascar, 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 Madagascar's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Madagascar 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 Madagascar. 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).

#MGlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

Learn about Madagascar's administrative units, the region, via the Institut National de la Statistique website, and Madagascar's Geohive page.

city (capital of region) #MGlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Antananarivo-Renivohitra (Analamanga) #MG05 Data atlas
Toliara (Atsimo Andrefana) #MG06 Data atlas
Toamasina (Atsinanana) #MG04 Data atlas
Mahajanga (Boeny) #MG03 Data atlas
Antsiranana (Diana) #MG01 Data atlas
Fianarantsoa (Haute Matsiatra) #MG02 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#MGlgu tags combine the ISO country code MG with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the region
construct more tags with the extended divisioning geocodes (Geohive)

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each region, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code3. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering Madagascar's GEC country code: MG4.

#2030Agenda partnership #Madagascar - #tag share - #MGlgu 4local #sdgMG 4goals #isicMG 4economy #cofogMG 4gov

#sdgMG tags for sustainable development goals

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

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgMG hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01MG
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02MG
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03MG
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04MG
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05MG
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06MG
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07MG
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08MG
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09MG
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10MG
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11MG
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12MG
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13MG
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14MG
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 #sdg15MG
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 #sdg16MG
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17MG

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 MG as follows: #sdt011MG.

#isicMG tags for economic activities

Sector in Madagascar #isicMG #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #MG88A
B - Mining and quarrying #MG88B
C - Manufacturing #MG88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #MG88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #MG88E
F - Construction #MG88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #MG88G
H - Transportation and storage #MG88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #MG88I
J - Information and communication #MG88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #MG88K
L - Real estate activities #MG88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #MG88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #MG88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #MG88O
P - Education #MG88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #MG88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #MG88R
S - Other service activities #MG88S
T - Activities of households #MG88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #MG88U

#cofogMG tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #MG09fg

Functions of government #cofogMG tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911MG
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912MG
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921MG
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922MG
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930MG
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941MG
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942MG
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950MG
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960MG
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970MG
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980MG
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
TESSA: education resources
Fast Track Initiative Education For All country page
COFOG 09.8: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2008)
COPNI 04.7: Malagasy 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 - #MG04fg

Functions of government #cofogMG tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411MG
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412MG
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421MG
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422MG
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423MG
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431MG
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432MG
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433MG
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434MG
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435MG
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436MG
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441MG
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442MG
Construction (CS) #cofog0443MG
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451MG
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452MG
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453MG
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454MG
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455MG
Communication (CS) #cofog0460MG
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471MG
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472MG
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473MG
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474MG
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481MG
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482MG
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483MG
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484MG
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485MG
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486MG
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487MG
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490MG
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Madagascar (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.
Enhanced Integrated Framework country page
COFOG 04.2/04.6: Information and Communication Management Strategy Development Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs (2008)
COFOG 04.2: Crop Calendar for the agro-ecological zones.



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 - #MG01fg

Functions of government #cofogMG tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111MG
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112MG
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113MG
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121MG
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122MG
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131MG
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132MG
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133MG
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140MG
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150MG
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160MG
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170MG
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180MG

COFOG 01.1: HIPC Initiative (Debt relief)
Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Madagascar'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

#2030Agenda à #Madagascar - #tags de partage: #MGlgu pour locale, #sdgMG pour objectifs , #isicMG pour économie, #cofogMG pour gouvernance

Madagascar's #tags in other languages:

مدغشقر (Arabic)
马达加斯加岛 (Chinese, simplified)
Madagaskar (German)
Madagascar (Spanish)
Madagascar (French)
マダガスカル (Japanese)
Мадагаскар (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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