Function (Class) Definition

COFOG description of #cofog0131 - General personnel services (CS) (function of government class) (Ens Dictionary).
#tagcoding hashtag: #cofog0131

A function of government.

#tagcoding for #cofog0131 - General personnel services (CS)

#cofog0131 is the #tagcoding hashtag for #cofog0131 - General personnel services (CS). Use it when tagcoding or searching content about this function of government.

For the function of government in a specific country, add the country's ISO code to #cofog0131, for instance #cofog0131DZ1 for a post or tweet about #cofog0131 - General personnel services (CS) in Algeria.

Evaluating and improving #cofog0131 - General personnel services (CS)

For quite a number of functions of government, the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals and Targets provide measurable targets.

To know what initiatives have been undertaken, or are being undertaken, the DAC 5 and CRS Purpose Codes (OECD DAC) can be used to consult the OECD DCD-DAC Development finance statistics or the IATI Datastore.


For each function of government a substantial number of online resources are available. Some of these resources are listed here. Additions can be suggested in comments, or posts using #cofog0131.

Resource links
Reconstructing Public Administration after Conflict: Challenges, Practices and Lessons Learned, World Public Sector Report 2010 (United Nations Public Administration Network, UNPAN)
Model Code of Conduct for Public Officials

Collaborative planning for the function

A Collaborative Planning Methodology is (simple) repeatable process that can be used to improve the quality of a function of government.

The below table lists some possible questions and format for documenting a collaborative planning for an improved function of government resulting from Awareness, capacity & care for #LocalizingSDGs.

For persons:
Objectives for the recruiter and civil servant.
Options: Leadership coaching, staff exchanges and visits, peer-to-peer learning

For organizations:
A well-functioning public service, accessible to all citizens.

In a territory:

What are feasible objectives & options for delivering this function of government? Taking into consideration dependencies on the country's resource endowments, what options exist to achieve which objectives for this function of government?

Civil service commissions should avoid cronyism, nepotism, and other forms of favoritism. They should introduce merit-based recruitment, and ensure a representative and service-oriented public service.
As an employer, the public sector should tap the full potential of all segments of the population. There should be a legal framework with clear policies for managing diversity in the public service.

A representative, merit-based, service-oriented public service can provide a model for participation, inclusive decision-making, reconciliation and social cohesion, and proactive peacebuilding.


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The fringes

Class-level Function of Government maps under #COFOG01 - General Public Services:

Other functions of government via Tag cloud for functions of government: