Investing ODA for culture: the UNESCO/Korean Fund-In-Trust
The objective of the project is to establish a cooperative system with UNESCO
First, it sets an agenda of global significance in cooperation with international organizations, including UNESCO. Second, it supports the UNESCO Trust Fund to contribute to the development of culture and creative industries of developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region such as Pakistan and Bangladesh. Third, by supporting the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Korea, it shares the experience of member cities in Korea and promotes cultural diversity.
The project will help expand the scope of cultural exchange to embrace developing countries, thereby building a partnership for mutual exchanges on equal footing. It will also contribute to cultural development of developing countries by implementing cultural ODA projects based on local demand, while expanding Korea’s role in the international community. Finally, it will boost the country’s image and set a foundation for sustainable cultural exchange.
430,618 dollar (as of 2016)
The project was evaluated in terms of policy implementation rate, policy effects, policy feedback – collection of the opinions on site and responses to them. As the project was implemented as planned, it scored high on the rate of implementation. As regards policy effectiveness, the project raised awareness among people involved in cultural and creative industries of developing countries, and it also contributed to spreading cultural diversity as a meaningful global agenda. It also received high marks on policy feedback, as the cultural ODA projects were subject to constant input from the participants at every stage of orientation, interim review and final evaluation.