Function (Class) Definition

COFOG description of #cofog0133 - Other general services (CS) (function of government class) (Ens Dictionary).
#tagcoding hashtag: #cofog0133

A function of government.

#tagcoding for #cofog0133 - Other general services (CS)

#cofog0133 is the #tagcoding hashtag for #cofog0133 - Other general 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 #cofog0133, for instance #cofog0133DZ1 for a post or tweet about #cofog0133 - Other general services (CS) in Algeria.

Evaluating and improving #cofog0133 - Other general 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 #cofog0133.

  • Administration and operation of other general services such as centralized supply and purchasing services, maintenance and storage of government records and archives, operation of government owned or occupied buildings, central motor vehicle pools, government operated printing offices, centralized computer and data processing services, etc.
Resource links
Country's Public Procurement System (Guidelines for carrying out Country Procurement Assessment)
Open Contracting Data Standard (ongoing project)
United Nations E-Government Survey 2012 and earlier UN E-Government Surveys (UN Public Administration Programme)
Knowledge Base of Innovative E-Government Practices
Spotlights from global e-government surveys (2012, 2010, 2008 and 2005
Digital Governance in Municipalities Worldwide (2007, 2005, and 2003)

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 persons

For organizations:
Objectives for organizations

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?

Objectives for the function

Fostering social reconciliation: Access to reliable and objective information is a vital element of democratic process and settings. Countries’ experience shows that the manipulation of information can be a trigger of rising misunderstanding and tensions that can lead to devastating conflicts. Therefore, the promotion of exchange and dissemination of information is an important element of re-construction efforts. It is therefore in the interest of governments to set up mechanisms allowing them to manage information and knowledge assets.


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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: