The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication aims to design and carry out a national study on the contribution of the cultural sector to the social and economic development of Burkina-Faso. The resulting statistics and findings will guide the work of national officials and strengthen arguments to promote culture as a factor of development. Activities conducted include: designing the survey to cover 13 regions of Burkina Faso; collection of data, along with the organization of a media campaign to encourage participation in the process; and, analyzing the collected data.
Promoting the role of culture in national development
Directeur des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP)
- Burkina Faso
US $ 60.813,00
Project implementation period:
April, 2011 to April, 2012
Measured the potential impact of culture on job creation (1.78% of the national workforce) and on its contribution to the country’s GDP (2.02%).
Collected information in 10 out of Burkina Faso’s 13 regions to create a database of the cultural sector. With this tool the impact of culture on the country’s GDP and employment rates can be measured.
Mapped the cultural sector in Burkina Faso. The results of the mapping exercise informed the country's 2015 "Strategy de croissance accélérée et de développement durable" (SCADD)