#tagcoding for Syrian Arab Republic ?

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 Syrian Arab Republic, 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 Syrian Arab Republic's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Syrian Arab Republic 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 Syrian Arab Republic. 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).

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

Learn about Syrian Arab Republic's administrative units, the muhafazah (governorate), via the Syrian Arab Republic's Geohive page.

muhafazah (محافظة) city (capital of muhafazah (governorate)) #SYlgu Development data ( Knoema )
الحسكة Al Hasakah (al Hasakah) #SY01 Data atlas
اللاذقية Al Ladhiqiyah (al Ladhiqiyah) #SY02 Data atlas
القنيطرة Al Qunaytirah (al Qunaytirah) #SY03 Data atlas
الرقة Ar Raqqah (ar Raqqah) #SY04 Data atlas
السويداء As Suwayda (as Suwayda') #SY05 Data atlas
درعا Dar`a (Dar`a) #SY06 Data atlas
دير الزور Dayr Az Zawr (Dayr az Zawr) #SY07 Data atlas
مدينة دمشق Dimashq #SY08 Data atlas
حلب Halab (Halab) #SY09 Data atlas
حماة Hamah (Hamah) #SY10 Data atlas
حمص Hims (Hims) #SY11 Data atlas
ادلب Idlib (Idlib) #SY12 Data atlas
ريف دمشق Rif Dimashq (Rif Dimashq) #SY13 Data atlas
طرطوس Tartus (Tartus) #SY14 Data atlas
national #tags this page
#SYlgu tags combine the ISO country code SY with the numerical part of the ADM1 Code for the muhafazah (governorate)
construct more tags with the extended divisioning geocodes (Geohive)

Note: As there is no domestically defined geocode for each muhafazah (governorate), we use the numerical part of the ADM1 code2. Obtain that code from the ADM1 Code Search module by entering Syrian Arab Republic's GEC country code: SY3.

#tagcoding for Syria : #SYlgu 4local #sdgSY 4goals #isicSY 4economy #cofogSY 4gov

#sdgSY tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)4 in Syrian Arab Republic - use #sdgSY 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

#isicSY tags for economic activities

Sector in Syrian Arab Republic #isicSY #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #SY88A
B - Mining and quarrying #SY88B
C - Manufacturing #SY88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #SY88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #SY88E
F - Construction #SY88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #SY88G
H - Transportation and storage #SY88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #SY88I
J - Information and communication #SY88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #SY88K
L - Real estate activities #SY88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #SY88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #SY88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #SY88O
P - Education #SY88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #SY88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #SY88R
S - Other service activities #SY88S
T - Activities of households #SY88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #SY88U

#cofogSY tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #SY09fg

Functions of government #cofogSY tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911SY
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912SY
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921SY
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922SY
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930SY
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941SY
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942SY
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950SY
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960SY
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970SY
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980SY
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
COPNI 04.7: Adyghe Online Encyclopedia, Arabic Online Encyclopedia (Wikipedia), Aramaic Online Encyclopedia, Armenian Wikipedia Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Online Encyclopedia, Azerbaijani Wikipedia Kabardian 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 - #SY04fg

Functions of government #cofogSY tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411SY
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412SY
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421SY
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422SY
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423SY
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431SY
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432SY
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433SY
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434SY
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435SY
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436SY
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441SY
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442SY
Construction (CS) #cofog0443SY
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451SY
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452SY
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453SY
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454SY
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455SY
Communication (CS) #cofog0460SY
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471SY
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472SY
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473SY
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474SY
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481SY
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482SY
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483SY
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484SY
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485SY
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486SY
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487SY
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490SY
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Syrian Arab Republic (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 - #SY01fg

Functions of government #cofogSY tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111SY
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112SY
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113SY
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121SY
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122SY
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131SY
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132SY
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133SY
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140SY
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150SY
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160SY
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170SY
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180SY

COFOG 0132: Syrian Arab Republic'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

Syrian Arab Republic's #tags in other languages:

الجمهورية العربية السورية (Arabic)
阿拉伯叙利亚共和国 (Chinese, simplified)
Arabischen Republik Syrien (German)
República Árabe Siria (Spanish)
République arabe syrienne (French)
シリアアラブ共和国 (Japanese)
Сирия (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on Syria:
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 Syrian Arab Republic's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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