The implementation of Culture for Development Indicators in South East-Europe: results, lessons learnt, recommendations
Besides taking stock of the progress made in the implementation process in the concerned countries, the meeting will serve to present and assess challenges encountered, threats and opportunities for improvement as well as a monitoring framework based on the Implementation Toolkit provided by UNESCO.
During its pilot implementation phase at global level from 2011 to 2014, the CDIS involved over 24 national level workshops to discuss and validate results, bringing together a large number of stakeholders from ministries, national statistics institutes, academics, development agencies and civil society. The pilot phase included Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Following that experience, since 2015, the UNESCO Regional Bureau is supporting to the implementation of the CDIS in other countries in South-East Europe, starting with Montenegro, Croatia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, and Albania.
In 2016, other countries of the region are expected to implement the CDIS. Thanks to these joint efforts, South-East Europe is the sub-region at global level in which the implementation of the CDIS methodology is most advanced, providing an unprecedented opportunity to compare data, results, and sectoral policy at a sub-regional and European level.