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UNESCO Global Report 2018: Reshaping Cultural Policies
Our research for UNESCO's major report on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The research explores to what extent creativity is contributing to development in 146 countries of the world across ten different themes, varying from technology to artists’ mobility, from gender equality to civil society engagement.
Last week, UNESCO launched the 2018 Global Report: Re | Shaping Cultural Policies, of which we proudly acted as data partners.
The report has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural
It also provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets.
While monitoring the application of the Convention across 146 countries, the work offers valuable evidence to inform cultural policy making and advance creativity for development.
The recommendations are set in order to achieve the four goals of the Convention:
Support sustainable systems of governance for culture to implement policies and measures that are based on informed, transparent and participatory processes
Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals through preferential treatment measures for countries from the global South;
Integrate culture as a strategic dimension ofsustainable development frameworks, including international development assistance programmes and national development plans;
Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms as a pre-requisite for the creation and distribution of diverse cultural expressions through support for gender equality and artistic freedom
The four goals are linked with the ten chapters in the report and cover emerging policy areas such as digital environment, public service media, gender equality and artistic freedom.
The BOP Consulting team worked on the project for more than one year, collaborating with the editorial team across seven out of ten areas of monitoring of the report. We provided qualitative and quantitative research as well as data analysis to support, inform and integrate the work of the authors.
The final report and the key findings can be downloaded below.
Advancing creativity for development
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Richard is a world leading expert in research methodologies for the culture and the creative industries, having been an early innovator in the development of frameworks for measuring the economic and social impacts of cultural activities.
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