Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 60 813.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication
 
Start date
Apr 2011
End date
Apr 2012

About the project:

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication aims to design and carry out a national study on the contribution of the cultural sector to the social and economic development of Burkina-Faso. The resulting statistics and findings will guide the work of national officials and strengthen arguments to promote culture as a factor of development.

Results:

  • Measured the potential impact of culture on job creation (1.78% of the national workforce) and on its contribution to the country’s GDP (2.02%).
  • Collected information in 10 out of Burkina Faso’s 13 regions to create a database of the cultural sector. With this tool the impact of culture on the country’s GDP and employment rates can be measured. Mapped the cultural sector in Burkina Faso.
  • The results of the mapping exercise informed the country's 2015 "Strategy de croissance accélérée et de développement durable" (SCADD)

Promoting the role of culture in national development

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Project implementation period: 
2011 to 2012
About the project: 
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication aims to design and carry out a national study on the contribution of the cultural sector to the social and economic development of Burkina-Faso. The resulting statistics and findings will guide the work of national officials and strengthen arguments to promote culture as a factor of development.
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Beneficiary countries: 
Burkina Faso
Country of applicant: 
Burkina Faso
UNESCO Priorities: 
Funds allocated (in USD): 
USD60813.00
Sections: 
Title of the section: 
Main activities:
Short Description: 
  • Creating a multidisciplinary team of experts;
  • Designing the survey to cover 13 regions of Burkina Faso; 
  • Holding training sessions for the pollsters; 
  • Collection of data, along with the organization of a media campaign to encourage participation in the process;
  • Collecting and analyzing the collected data; and
  • Ensuring publication and national dissemination of the results of the study, including through mass media.
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Organization: 
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Communication
Family name: 
Ouedraogo
Given name: 
Desire
Position: 
Director of Studies and Planifications (DEP)
Year of application: 
2010
Results: 
  • Measured the potential impact of culture on job creation (1.78% of the national workforce) and on its contribution to the country’s GDP (2.02%).
  • Collected information in 10 out of Burkina Faso’s 13 regions to create a database of the cultural sector. With this tool the impact of culture on the country’s GDP and employment rates can be measured. Mapped the cultural sector in Burkina Faso.
  • The results of the mapping exercise informed the country's 2015 "Strategy de croissance accélérée et de développement durable" (SCADD)
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