Joint Nordic Conference, 24-25 November 2011 The Future of Development Research: Exploring the Nordic Perspective(s)?. UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite. presented by Patricia Alberth UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Supported by.
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The Future of Development Research:
Exploring the Nordic Perspective(s)?
UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
What is the Culture for Development Indicator Suite?
Demonstrate how culture:
2. Promote an inclusive vision of sustainable development
3.Contribute to the implementation of Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (Integration of Culture in Sustainable Development)
… by offering to development actors a flexible tool adjusted to
their needs to reposition culture into national strategies and
and national needs
Complex policy area
Brings together data from different key policy areas, which when brought together, generates an evidence-based snapshot of the “C&D DNA”
A flexible tool, capable of adapting to different contexts
Cross-analysis across 7 key dimensions of culture & development
Based on national data sources
Does not rank countries
Some elements of comparability
Led by local consultant with a background in statistics, culture and development.
Two national workshops per country, aimed to build consensus around project, raise awareness and interpret the final results
Partnerships with key national institutions (statistical institutes, ministries, research institutes etc.) and development community
The Suite focuses on the salient features of both concepts in order to
adopt operational definitions and take action:
“Development”encompasses the human, social and economic
development, focusing on capacities of individuals and communities
to expand their choices, foster a sense of well-being and face
processes of change.
of the seven dimensions of the Suite
Social Participation and Cohesion
Test phase targeted local stakeholders whose input ensures that the Suite corresponds to their policy and operational needs, strengthening its impact as a development tool.
Workshops were a fora for interministerial dialogue, contributing to build capacities and creating new interest in investing in statistical systems, with a focus on culture
2. Enhancing national statistical and information systems
Information-sharing and dialogue across ministries and institutes at the national level, enhancing awareness of available data sources
The Suite builds on and strengthens national statistics by approaching and employing existing data through a culture and development lens
3. Generating new valuable data and knowledge
Original methodology (e.g. economy) and transversal questions produced new data and understandings on the role of culture in national development.
Comprehensive overview and cross-analysis of existing data identified new policy opportunities and challenges.Selected outcomes to date
Use of the UNESCO Suite in national, regional and international development strategies: PRSPS, Country Assessment Strategies, NIPs, etc.
Greater inclusion of culture in national development strategies and increased investment in culture as an economic sector and important area of international development cooperation