Joining the #sdgZW 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 Zimbabwe, 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 Zimbabwe's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe. 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).

#ZWlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data2

city (capital of province) #ZWlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Bulawayo (Bulawayo) #ZW00 Data atlas
Mutare (Manicaland) #ZW01 Data atlas
Bindura (Mashonaland Central) #ZW02 Data atlas
Marondera (Mashonaland East) #ZW03 Data atlas
Chinhoyi (Mashonaland West) #ZW04 Data atlas
Bulawayo (Matabeleland North) #ZW05 Data atlas
Gwanda (Matabeleland South) #ZW06 Data atlas
Gweru (Midlands) #ZW07 Data atlas
Masvingo (Masvingo) #ZW08 Data atlas
Harare (Harare) #ZW09 Data atlas
  • For cities' tags, check Zimbabwe (Geohive).

Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT)

#2030Agenda partnership #Zimbabwe - #tag share - #ZWlgu 4local #sdgZW 4goals #isicZW 4economy #cofogZW 4gov

#sdgZW tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)3 in Zimbabwe - use #sdgZW on Twitter or G+.

Sustainable development goal (with #SDGs hashtag) #sdgZW hashtag
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere #sdg01ZW
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture #sdg02ZW
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages #sdg03ZW
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all #sdg04ZW
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls #sdg05ZW
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all #sdg06ZW
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all #sdg07ZW
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all #sdg08ZW
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation #sdg09ZW
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries #sdg10ZW
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable #sdg11ZW
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns #sdg12ZW
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts #sdg13ZW
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development #sdg14ZW
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 #sdg15ZW
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 #sdg16ZW
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development #sdg17ZW

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 ZW as follows: #sdt011ZW.

#isicZW tags for economic activities

Sector in Zimbabwe #isicZW #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #ZW88A
B - Mining and quarrying #ZW88B
C - Manufacturing #ZW88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #ZW88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #ZW88E
F - Construction #ZW88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #ZW88G
H - Transportation and storage #ZW88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #ZW88I
J - Information and communication #ZW88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #ZW88K
L - Real estate activities #ZW88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #ZW88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #ZW88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #ZW88O
P - Education #ZW88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #ZW88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #ZW88R
S - Other service activities #ZW88S
T - Activities of households #ZW88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #ZW88U

#cofogZW tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

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


09 - Education - #ZW09fg

Functions of government #cofogZW tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911ZW
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912ZW
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921ZW
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922ZW
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930ZW
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941ZW
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942ZW
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950ZW
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960ZW
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970ZW
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980ZW
Initiatives COFOG 09.7: Education For All - Global Monitoring Report: Education Inequalities Indicators
COPNI 04.7: Gujarati Wikipedia Lozi Online Encyclopedia, Ndebele North Online Encyclopedia, Tonga (Nyasa) 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 - #ZW04fg

Functions of government #cofogZW tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411ZW
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412ZW
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421ZW
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422ZW
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423ZW
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431ZW
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432ZW
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433ZW
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434ZW
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435ZW
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436ZW
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441ZW
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442ZW
Construction (CS) #cofog0443ZW
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451ZW
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452ZW
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453ZW
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454ZW
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455ZW
Communication (CS) #cofog0460ZW
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471ZW
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472ZW
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473ZW
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474ZW
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481ZW
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482ZW
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483ZW
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484ZW
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485ZW
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486ZW
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487ZW
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490ZW
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Zimbabwe (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 - #ZW01fg

Functions of government #cofogZW tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111ZW
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112ZW
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113ZW
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121ZW
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122ZW
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131ZW
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132ZW
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133ZW
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140ZW
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150ZW
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160ZW
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170ZW
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180ZW

COFOG 0132: Zimbabwe'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 Review4

In the media

Zimbabwe's #tags in other languages:

زيمبابوي (Arabic)
津巴布韦 (Chinese, simplified)
Zimbabwe (German)
Zimbabwe (Spanish)
Zimbabwe (French)
ジンバブエ (Japanese)
Зимбабве (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

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

The Fringes


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