Development of Indicators of the four Priority Cultural Sectors within the framework of the Cultural Information System of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
After examining the sources of information that provide quantitative elements necessary to feed a system of indicators of the four cultural sectors prioritized for Bolivia, it can be said that information exists, compiled in different ways, in different institutions, but does not necessarily respond To the methodological criteria required, for example, to build a CSC for Bolivia. The information is dispersed and does not respond to a statistical information criterion, properly systematized and classified in a single institutional computer agent, which may be the INE or the MDCyT.
In Bolivia, there is cultural information but it differs with the methodological criteria required by the CAB to build a CSC. This is a progress that reflects in a comparative terms 40%, and systematizes information regarding a capital city, with estimates for the rest of the cities of the axis, considering in a preliminary and / or exploratory result of a possible CSC, on the side Of the offer.
It should be pointed out that the experience of public policies in the culture is relatively recent therefore there are no models and recipes for the development of policies to strengthen cultural and creative industries. For this, it is necessary to coordinate actions, dialogue and permanent consultation not only with the protagonists of the private sector but also with the multiple instances of the State - educational and cultural, economic and fiscal - called to intervene in its implementation. For this reason, the application of qualitative techniques is justified from the point of view that the national accountants have an idea of the way in which it performs the cultural activity in its four prioritized sectors, however, this is still insufficient. Experience, applying the technique of interview in depth, is relevant in qualitative terms, but in quantitative terms gives a set of ideas or economic structures that must still be validated and widely discussed.
However, for the purpose of the work carried out, the interviews with the actors were very useful to approximate the behavior of the sector in economic terms because, as it will be understood, the collective of artists and other cultural agents understand that their activity transcends the economic and is in Supreme of the creative, artistic and patrimonial.
The economic responses were very diverse, in many cases for the collective of sectors the notion of economic utility or surplus generated does not exist, as is generally quantified in companies. Although there is a surplus in terms of national accounting, more efforts are needed to find that sector information. On the other hand, the questions related to the consumption of services and / or inputs (that in the terminology of the national accounts are denominated intermediate consumption) were much dispersed. Unfortunately, they do not keep records of their expenditures on the acquisition of inputs and, in a particular way, it is noticed that in the music sector as well as in the performing arts it is difficult to calculate the intermediate inputs.