Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development

Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development is the new issue 5|2014 of International Development Policy. Carbonnier, Gilles, Michel Carton and Kenneth King (Eds.) (2014) Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development, International Development Policy series No.5, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Boston: Brill-Nijhoff, 220 p. (EAN: 9789004281141) Education: Fundamental human right or strategic tool in… Read More Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite

An operational tool of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite (CDIS) is an innovative advocacy tool that illustrates with quantitative data and statistics how culture contributes to economic growth at the national level, how it enlarges people’s choices, and how it… Read More UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite

The Meaning of Culture

Culture is an important sector of social and human development, which contributes to identity-building and self-esteem, fosters economic growth and social cohesion, and helps to promote political participation and ownership. Culture enables people and societies to build an identity and to develop active citizenship. It can contribute to conflict prevention as well as to reconciliation… Read More The Meaning of Culture

UNESCO’s Culture Diversity Programming Lens

The cultural diversity lens is a tool to systematically analyze and evaluate whether programmes, policies and practices do in fact incorporate and promote the principles enshrined in the 2001 Declaration. It guides programme officers and decision-makers in understanding the cultural context in which they operate, identifying gaps and shortcomings of interventions and in identifying alternative… Read More UNESCO’s Culture Diversity Programming Lens

The European Commission's cultural dimension of development cooperation

The European Commission believes that any successful development must build upon an appropriate cultural dimension as an element of social cohesion and inclusion, social stability, empowerment of youth, women and the disabled, and promotion of democracy and human rights. Culture also plays an important role in conflict and postconflict zones, for inter-cultural dialogue is a… Read More The European Commission's cultural dimension of development cooperation

Culture makes money | UNCTAD Report series

The creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are one of the most dynamic sectors worldwide. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), trade in creative goods and services currently amounts to 592 billion US dollars and accounts for almost 3.7% of global trade. Even during the financial crisis, CCIs have proved exceptionally… Read More Culture makes money | UNCTAD Report series

Training and Events on Culture for Development

Culture. Market. Development. Stimuli from the Creative Industry for International Cooperation http://tinyurl.com/8zh75om International conference, 25.09.2012 – 26.09.2012 , Bonn, Germany Can the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) be considered a job creation machine that can guarantee many people a steady income even in a difficult economic environment? Can their potential be leveraged for the purpose… Read More Training and Events on Culture for Development

Weblinks on Culture for Development

This is a large list of culture and development sites, libraries and networks. You can use Weitzenegger’s Culture for Development Cruiser to access them quickly. Use your own search terms. It’s as easy as Google. Loading google.load(‘search’, ‘1’, {style : google.loader.themes.MINIMALIST}); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { var customSearchOptions = {}; var customSearchControl = new google.search.CustomSearchControl( ‘017400349761365942495:fu9un9wrvfu’, customSearchOptions); customSearchControl.setResultSetSize(google.search.Search.FILTERED_CSE_RESULTSET);… Read More Weblinks on Culture for Development

Reading List on Culture for Development

This is a large reading list on culture and development. You can use Weitzenegger’s Culture for Development Cruiser to access them quickly. Use your own search terms. It’s as easy as Google. Loading google.load(‘search’, ‘1’, {style : google.loader.themes.MINIMALIST}); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { var customSearchOptions = {}; var customSearchControl = new google.search.CustomSearchControl( ‘017400349761365942495:fu9un9wrvfu’, customSearchOptions); customSearchControl.setResultSetSize(google.search.Search.FILTERED_CSE_RESULTSET); customSearchControl.draw(‘cse’); }, true);… Read More Reading List on Culture for Development

United Nations recognizes the role of culture for development

On 20 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on culture and development, which emphasizes the important contribution of culture for sustainable development and for the achievement of national and international development objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). http://tinyurl.com/7b5zeah Paragraph 16 of the final declaration emphasizes “the importance of culture for… Read More United Nations recognizes the role of culture for development

European Programmes related to Culture

EU-ACP Support Programme to ACP Cultural Industries http://www.acpcultures.eu ACP Films http://acpfilms.eu The general objective of the Programme is to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable development through the promotion of an enabling environment for creativity, cooperation and exchanges, independence and viability of the cultural sector in the ACP States, as well as the safeguarding of… Read More European Programmes related to Culture

Culture and Development in the European Union's external policy

With the Cotonou Agreement, signed in 2000 between the EU and the ACP countries, greater emphasis was put on culture, leading to a gradual integration of culture into the development agreements with these countries.1 The “EU Strategy for Africa: Towards a Euro-African pact to accelerate Africa’s development” of 2005 mentions the integration of the cultural… Read More Culture and Development in the European Union's external policy