#tagcoding for Somalia ?

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

This reference page for Somalia 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 Somalia. 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).

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

Learn about Somalia's administrative units, the administrative units, and via the Federal Government of Somalia.

city (capital of administrative unit) #SOlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Baki (Awdal) #SO21 Data atlas
Xuddur (Bakool) #SO01 Data atlas
Mogadishu (Banaadir) #SO02 Data atlas
Boosaaso (Bari (North East) ) #SO03 Data atlas
Baydhabo (Bay) #SO04 Data atlas
Dhuusa Marreeb (Galgaduud (Galgadoud) ) #SO05 Data atlas
Garbahaarrey (Gedo) #SO06 Data atlas
Beledweyne Hiran (Hiiraan) #SO07 Data atlas
Kismaayo (Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose)) #SO09 Data atlas
Marka (Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose)) #SO14 Data atlas
Gaalkacyo (Mudug) #SO10 Data atlas
Bu'aale (Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe)) #SO08 Data atlas
Jawhar (Middle Shabelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe)) #SO13 Data atlas
Garoowe (Nugal (Nugaal)) #SO18 Data atlas
Ceerigaabo (Sanag (Sanaag)) #SO12 Data atlas
Laascaanood (Sool (Soul)) #SO22 Data atlas
Burco (Togdheer (Tojtier)) #SO19 Data atlas
Hargeysa (Woqooyi Galbeed) #SO20 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#SOlgu tags combine the ISO country code SO with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the administrative units

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each administrative units, we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code2. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering Somalia's GEC country code: SO3.

#tagcoding for Somalia : #SOlgu 4local #sdgSO 4goals #isicSO 4economy #cofogSO 4gov

#sdgSO tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)4 in Somalia - use #sdgSO 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

#isicSO tags for economic activities

Sector in Somalia #isicSO #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #SO88A
B - Mining and quarrying #SO88B
C - Manufacturing #SO88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #SO88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #SO88E
F - Construction #SO88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #SO88G
H - Transportation and storage #SO88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #SO88I
J - Information and communication #SO88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #SO88K
L - Real estate activities #SO88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #SO88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #SO88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #SO88O
P - Education #SO88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #SO88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #SO88R
S - Other service activities #SO88S
T - Activities of households #SO88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #SO88U

#cofogSO tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #SO09fg

Functions of government #cofogSO tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911SO
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912SO
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921SO
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922SO
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930SO
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941SO
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942SO
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950SO
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960SO
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970SO
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980SO
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
COFOG 09.6: Study on Governance Challenges for Education in Fragile Situations
COPNI 04.7: Arabic Online Encyclopedia (Wikipedia) Italian 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 - #SO04fg

Functions of government #cofogSO tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411SO
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412SO
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421SO
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422SO
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423SO
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431SO
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432SO
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433SO
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434SO
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435SO
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436SO
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441SO
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442SO
Construction (CS) #cofog0443SO
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451SO
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452SO
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453SO
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454SO
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455SO
Communication (CS) #cofog0460SO
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471SO
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472SO
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473SO
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474SO
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481SO
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482SO
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483SO
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484SO
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485SO
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486SO
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487SO
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490SO
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Somalia (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: 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 - #SO01fg

Functions of government #cofogSO tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111SO
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112SO
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113SO
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121SO
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122SO
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131SO
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132SO
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133SO
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140SO
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150SO
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160SO
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170SO
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180SO

COFOG 0132: Somalia'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

Somalia's #tags in other languages:

الصومال (Arabic)
索马里 (Chinese, simplified)
Somalia (German)
Somalia (Spanish)
Somalie (French)
ソマリア (Japanese)
Сомали (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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