Content Commons Components are set up with the aim to achieve synergies in the planning and communications of development initiatives.

The components respond to a need for retooling recognized in the recent World Economic and Social Survey 2010 (http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/ ) (see also dev-trade-integration).

The Service Platform

The proposed service platform consists of:

  • #tag guidelines for all countries of the world, with focus on local government units, development goals and targets, economic activities, functions of government, and development initiatives;
  • two atlasses:
    • an Actor Atlas, with actor maps for relevant territories;
      • each actor map has its own administrator;
      • actors' interactions comply to statutes that are listed in a statute book per territory;
      • multi-stakeholder initiatives are listed in an initiative book per territory; '
    • an initiative atlas is forthcoming; it will contain three kinds of structured wikis supporting communications for multi-stakeholder initiatives (projects and programmes);
      • a baseline node provides a high-quality map of an area of concern;
      • a blueprint node supports agreeing a shared vision, and change targets for the area of concern.
      • an intervention or change node supports the implementation of an intervention, agreed by the stakeholders.