#tagcoding for Malawi ?

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

This reference page for Malawi 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 Malawi. 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).

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

Learn about Malawi's administrative units, the district, and via the NSO website.

city (capital of district) #MWlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Dedza (Dedza) #MW06 Data atlas
Dowa (Dowa) #MW07 Data atlas
Kasungu (Kasungu) #MW09 Data atlas
Lilongwe (Lilongwe) #MW11 Data atlas
Mchinji (Mchinji) #MW13 Data atlas
Nkhotakota (Nkhotakota) #MW18 Data atlas
Ntcheu (Ntcheu) #MW16 Data atlas
Ntchisi (Ntchisi) #MW20 Data atlas
Salima (Salima) #MW22 Data atlas
Chitipa (Chitipa) #MW04 Data atlas
Karonga (Karonga) #MW08 Data atlas
Likoma District #MW27 Data atlas
Mzimba (Mzimba) #MW15 Data atlas
Nkhata Bay (Nkhata Bay) #MW17 Data atlas
Rumphi (Rumphi) #MW21 Data atlas
Balaka (Balaka) #MW26 Data atlas
Blantyre (Blantyre) #MW24 Data atlas
Chikwawa (Chikwawa) #MW02 Data atlas
Chiradzulu (Chiradzulu) #MW03 Data atlas
Machinga (Machinga) #MW28 Data atlas
Mangochi (Mangochi) #MW12 Data atlas
Mulanje (Mulanje) #MW29 Data atlas
Mwanza (Mwanza) #MW25 Data atlas
Neno (Neno) #MW31 Data atlas
Nsanje (Nsanje) #MW19 Data atlas
Phalombe (Phalombe) #MW30 Data atlas
Thyolo (Thyolo) #MW05 Data atlas
Zomba (Zomba) #MW23 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#MWlgu tags combine the ISO country code MW with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the district

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each district, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code2. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering Malawi's GEC country code: MW3.

#tagcoding for Malawi : #MWlgu 4local #sdgMW 4goals #isicMW 4economy #cofogMW 4gov

#sdgMW tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)4 in Malawi - use #sdgMW 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

#isicMW tags for economic activities

Sector in Malawi #isicMW #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #MW88A
B - Mining and quarrying #MW88B
C - Manufacturing #MW88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #MW88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #MW88E
F - Construction #MW88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #MW88G
H - Transportation and storage #MW88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #MW88I
J - Information and communication #MW88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #MW88K
L - Real estate activities #MW88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #MW88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #MW88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #MW88O
P - Education #MW88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #MW88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #MW88R
S - Other service activities #MW88S
T - Activities of households #MW88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #MW88U

#cofogMW tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #MW09fg

Functions of government #cofogMW tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911MW
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912MW
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921MW
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922MW
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930MW
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941MW
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942MW
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950MW
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960MW
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970MW
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980MW
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
Fast Track Initiative Education For All country page
COPNI 04.7: Yao 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 - #MW04fg

Functions of government #cofogMW tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411MW
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412MW
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421MW
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422MW
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423MW
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431MW
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432MW
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433MW
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434MW
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435MW
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436MW
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441MW
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442MW
Construction (CS) #cofog0443MW
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451MW
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452MW
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453MW
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454MW
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455MW
Communication (CS) #cofog0460MW
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471MW
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472MW
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473MW
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474MW
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481MW
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482MW
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483MW
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484MW
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485MW
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486MW
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487MW
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490MW
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Malawi (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 04.1.1: Feed The Future (US):Context & Strategy
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 - #MW01fg

Functions of government #cofogMW tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111MW
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112MW
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113MW
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121MW
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122MW
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131MW
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132MW
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133MW
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140MW
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150MW
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160MW
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170MW
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180MW

- Democracy Report for Malawi by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
- COFOG 01.1: HIPC Initiative (Debt relief)

COFOG 0132: Malawi'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 Review5

In the media

Malawi's #tags in other languages:

مالاوي (Arabic)
马拉维 (Chinese, simplified)
Malawi (German)
Malawi (Spanish)
Malawi (French)
マラウイ (Japanese)
Малави (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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