Joining the #sdgSA 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 Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia. 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).

#SAlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

Learn about Saudi Arabia's administrative units, the Regionand Governorate and Region, via the Central Department of Statistics & Information website (General Location and Administrative Division chapter of the Population and Housing Atlas Based on Detailed Results of Census 2004 (pdf)), and Saudi Arabia's Geohive page.

||~ الوحدات الإدارية ||~ Governorate (Emirate Quarter of Region) ||~ #SAlgu ||~ Development data ( Knoema ) ||
الحدود الشمالية Ar'ar [عرعر] (Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyah3) #SA084 Data atlas
Rafha #SA085
Turay #SA086
ﺔﺣﺎﺒﻟﺍ Al-Baha [الباحه]** (Al-Baha) #SA109 Data atlas
Biljurashi #SA110
Al-Mandaq #SA111
Al-Mukhwah #SA112
Al-Aqiq #SA113
Qilwah #SA114
Al-Qari #SA115
الجوف Sakaka [سكاآا] (Al-Jouf) #SA116 Data atlas
Al-Quryyat #SA117
Dawamat Al-Jandal #SA118
المدينة المنورة Madinah (HC) [المدينة] (Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah) #SA033 Data atlas
القصيم Buraydah [بريدة] (Al-Qaseem) #SA040 Data atlas
الرياض Al-Riyadh [الرياض] (Al-Riyadh) #SA001 Data atlas
عسير Abha [أبها] (Aseer) #SA062 Data atlas
الشرقية Ad Dammam [الدمام] (Ash Sharqiyah) #SA051 Data atlas
حائل Ha'il [حائل] (Ha'il) #SA080 Data atlas
جازان Jazan [جازان] (Jazan) #SA087 Data atlas
مكة المكرمة Makkah (HC) [مكة] (Makkah Al-Mokarramah) #SA021 Data atlas
نجران Najran [نجران] (Najran) #SA101 Data atlas
تبوك Tabouk [تبوك] (Tabouk) #SA074 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#SAlgu tags combine the ISO country code SA with the //numerical part of the governorate codes defined by the Central Department of Statistics & Information
Governorates are also liste in extended divisioning (Geohive)
#2030Agenda partnership #SaudiArabia - #tag share - #SAlgu 4local #sdgSA 4goals #isicSA 4economy #cofogSA 4gov

#sdgSA tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)4 in Saudi Arabia - use #sdgSA on Twitter or G+.

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgSA hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01SA
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02SA
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03SA
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04SA
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05SA
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06SA
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07SA
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08SA
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09SA
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10SA
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11SA
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12SA
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13SA
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14SA
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 #sdg15SA
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 #sdg16SA
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17SA

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 SA as follows: #sdt011SA.

#isicSA tags for economic activities

Sector in Saudi Arabia #isicSA #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #SA88A
B - Mining and quarrying #SA88B
C - Manufacturing #SA88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #SA88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #SA88E
F - Construction #SA88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #SA88G
H - Transportation and storage #SA88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #SA88I
J - Information and communication #SA88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #SA88K
L - Real estate activities #SA88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #SA88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #SA88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #SA88O
P - Education #SA88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #SA88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #SA88R
S - Other service activities #SA88S
T - Activities of households #SA88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #SA88U

#cofogSA tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #SA09fg

Functions of government #cofogSA tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911SA
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912SA
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921SA
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922SA
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930SA
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941SA
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942SA
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950SA
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960SA
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970SA
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980SA
Initiatives COPNI 04.7: Bengali Wikipedia Arabic Online Encyclopedia (Wikipedia) Panjabi 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 - #SA04fg

Functions of government #cofogSA tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411SA
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412SA
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421SA
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422SA
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423SA
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431SA
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432SA
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433SA
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434SA
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435SA
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436SA
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441SA
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442SA
Construction (CS) #cofog0443SA
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451SA
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452SA
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453SA
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454SA
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455SA
Communication (CS) #cofog0460SA
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471SA
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472SA
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473SA
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474SA
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481SA
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482SA
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483SA
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484SA
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485SA
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486SA
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487SA
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490SA
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Saudi Arabia (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.



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 - #SA01fg

Functions of government #cofogSA tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111SA
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112SA
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113SA
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121SA
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122SA
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131SA
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132SA
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133SA
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140SA
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150SA
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160SA
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170SA
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180SA

COFOG 0132: Saudi Arabia'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

هدية صغيرة الخاص بك إلى العالم كله: #tag سقسقة واحدة

Saudi Arabia's #tags in other languages:

المملكة العربية السعودية (Arabic)
沙特阿拉伯 (Chinese, simplified)
Saudi Arabien (German)
Arabia Saudita (Spanish)
Arabie saoudite (French)
サウジアラビア (Japanese)
Саудовская Аравия (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on SaudiArabia:
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 Saudi Arabia's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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