Policy Monitoring

KEY FACTS

  • Publish 2 Global Reports (2015, 2017)
  • Analyze 140 quadrennial periodic reports
  • Mobilize 43 international experts
  • Organize 36 workshops in 12 developing countries
  • Train 120 governmental and civil society actors

Capacity-building activities for policy monitoring serve to support evidence-based policy, also strengthening informed, transparent and participatory systems of governance. With such an improved knowledge, governmental and civil society actors can work together and better highlight policies and strategies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions.

Such activities are being implemented, in particular, within the framework of the project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions”.

This project is part of the Programme Cooperation Agreement signed for 2014-2017 with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The project’s overarching goal is to enhance human and institutional capabilities in developing countries in ways that enable them to improve their systems of governance for culture.  It aims at raising awareness of the Convention, monitoring policies and measures to promote the diversity of cultural expressions at the international level and providing support to Parties in their efforts to engage in evidence based, transparent and participatory policy making at the country level.
 

To achieve this goal, the project has two components:

Component 1: Capacity-Building
Assist 12 beneficiary countries (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe) in elaborating their quadrennial periodic report and provide training activities on policy monitoring, data collection and indicator-building at the national level.
Component 2: Global Report
Produce on a biennial basis a Global Report on the implementation of the Convention, analyzing current trends and sharing good practices in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions, and paying particular attention to policies and measures that enhance fundamental freedoms.

 

Cuba: culture as a new productive sector

Cuba is a home to incredible artistic creativity. Thanks to the government’s decades of investment in the culture sector, Cuba’s cultural and creative industries have a huge potential for its economic and human development. Two Cuban NGOs have received funding from the International Fund for...
Countries involved: Cuba

Ethiopia: cultural industries at forefront of transformation strategy

The culture sector in Ethiopia is increasingly seen as a potential growth sector for the country, as evidenced in the inclusion of culture as a driving force for development within Ethiopia's second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II: 2015-2020). Its cultural industries are expected...
Countries involved: Ethiopia

Zimbabwe: committed to capturing data on cultural expressions

Civil society for arts and culture in Zimbabwe is strong. Four Zimbabwean NGOs have received funding from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) since 2010. These IFCD-funded projects include: Measuring the economic contribution of Zimbabwe’s cultural industries (2011); Management and...
Countries involved: Zimbabwe

Viet Nam: cultural industries now!

Viet Nam’s “National Strategy for the development of cultural industries in Viet Nam by 2020, with a vision to 2030” is a promise that Viet Nam has created for itself. With the 2012-2014 UNESCO’s technical assistance (funded by the European Union), the country is now equipped with a strategy and...
Countries involved: Viet Nam

Indonesia: taking steps to become a creative powerhouse

Indonesia created in 2015 an Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF). This represents the government’s commitment to uphold creative industries as a driver for the country’s way forward. The Agency assists 16 creative economy sub-sectors, such as: film, video and animation; photography; music;...
Countries involved: Indonesia

Burkina Faso

The project aims to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of governmental and civil society actors in Burkina Faso in order to monitor and report on the diversity of cultural expressions, through the preparation of quadrennial periodic reports.The Regional Center for the Living Arts in...
Countries involved: Burkina Faso

Collecting data to show the vitality of the Cambodian cultural industries

Historically, within the cultural domain, Cambodia has often given priority to the protection of cultural heritage and traditional forms of expressions, and less so on the promotion of contemporary cultural and creative industries. Aware of the importance of creative industries, the country adopted...
Countries involved: Cambodia

Cultural industries : a value for the development and the artistic freedom in Senegal

Senegal benefits from a dynamic cultural sector. With its Letter of Sectoral Policy for the development of Culture and Communication (February 2016) over the next five years, the country aims to make these sectors “a lever for economic and social development, and for national cohesion to promote...
Countries involved: Senegal

Morocco

The project aims to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of governmental and civil society actors in Morocco to monitor and report on the diversity of cultural expressions, through the preparation of quadrennial periodic reports.
Countries involved: Morocco

Tunisia

The right to culture and the freedom of creation are guaranteed by Tunisia’s new Constitution adopted in 2014. The State encourages cultural creation as well as encourages youth to contribute to the cultural development of the country.The project aims to strengthen the human and institutional...
Countries involved: Tunisia

In the framework of project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” funded by the Swedish Internatio

Cuba’s world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances  and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the  need for cr

Building on partnerships to give artists a voice and promoting creative industries are at the heart of Cambodia’s national culture policy adopted in July 2014.

Viet Nam is in the process of drafting its Quadrennial Periodic Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention to show challenges and progress in reinforcing the creation, production, distribu

“The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by expressing themselves and sometimes they

This workshop was the second of  three capacity-building activities that UNESCO implemented in Indonesia with the funding support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Ecuador has a vibrant arts, music and audiovisual scene, which is growing from strength to strength and creative professionals have now turned their focus to building on these industries so that th

The 1st March 2016, Senegal, one of the first countries to ratify the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in 2006, began its preparatory works

A “National Workshop on the Periodic Reporting of the UNESCO 2005 Convention” was organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and UNESCO Jak