“Cultural matters are integral parts of the lives we lead. If development can be seen as enhancement of our living standards, then efforts geared to development can hardly ignore the world of culture.”Amartya Sen
Review of Key Findings and Achievements
MDG Achievement Fund's Thematic Window on Culture and Development
The Art of Development: Investing in the Creative Economy, Pacific Institute of Public Policy
» Developing and maintaining a vibrant arts and culture policy is central to nation building - Pacific governments and development partners could start by prioritising arts and culture.
» There are risks associated with a rush to commercialise. Appropriate commercialisation can assist with both preserving and developing culturally inspired creative pursuits.
» Policy and practice need to protect rights associated with ownership of cultural knowledge, particularly with respect to asserting authenticity.
» More and better information is required on both the supply and demand sides to know what the economic realities are of the creative sector.
» There are opportunities to expand economic activity through tourism and providing opportunities to exhibit and market creative works in metropolitan markets. The internet has a role to play, but is no silver bullet.
COMPENDIUM ON CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
Archive 2008 - 2005
Crafts and cultural heritage conservation skills
Swaziland Human Development Report, UNDP
Culture and Development Strategy Paper - Spanish Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS - on aEuropean agenda for culture in a globalizing world European Commission
Fair culture – culture for sustainable development - Background Paper on Cultural Sector and Development Work in the Nordic Countries
Ministry of Education, Department for Cultural, Sport and Youth Policy, Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
KEA, European Commission
Recommendation 195 (2006) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
ASEAN Foundation, SEAMEO-SPAFA
Cultura y Transformación Social, VIVA Trust
Policy Paper, SIDA
ACP, European Commission
Glossar: Kultur und Entwicklung (German)
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Human Development Report Serbia, UNDP
Seventh National Human Development Report of Guatemala, UNDP