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”.
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.