- Inter-ministerial cooperation strengthened as a result of highly representative composition of national team
- 32 national team members trained in data collection, indicator-building and periodic reporting
- Awareness raised on the 2005 Convention through launch event of Global Report “ReIShaping Cultural Policies
Colombia’s cultural scene is vibrant, contributing to more than 3% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
For the past twenty years, the Colombian government has developed institutions, policies, programmes, and projects to support its cultural industries and promote the diversity of cultural expressions. Culture has been integrated into the National Development Plan (2010-2014) from the municipal to State level, and it is one of the targeted objectives of the National Council for Social and Economic Policy. The Mixed Funds for the Promotion of Culture and the Arts and the National System for Artistic and Cultural Formation are some examples of innovative investment and financing mechanisms.
UNESCO’s capacity-building project stimulates this on-going growth of the creative and cultural industries in Colombia by carrying out activities that support transparent and participatory monitoring processes leading to informed decision-making.