“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
Archives 2004 - 1966
Human Development Report, UNDP
Task Force on Cultural Indicators of Human Development in Africa
United Cities and Local Governments
Organisation internationale de la francophonie
Report on a pilot research project exploring the use of cultural approaches to development within five UK development agencies, DFID
Urban Institute, The Fund for Folk Culture
The Cultural Nature of Human Development (preview)
Barbara Rogoff, OUP
Swiss Development Agency
Culture and Human Development Report, Honduras, UNDP
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development
African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
Research Report, The Getty Conservation Institute
Council of Europe
World Commission on Culture and Development, UNESCO
Journal of African Studies
UNESCO, World Bank, UNICEF, Ministry of Culture Côte d’Ivoire