As part of the One UN Initiative in Viet Nam, a One Plan database has been created that will monitor development progress against existing indicators from available sources. Currently, the number and quality of cultural indicators is limited, and little data can be generated which measures the impact and relevance of cultural policies and initiatives, including the newly-defined areas of intangible cultural heritage and creative industry.
This project, implemented in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute of Statistics UIS and the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, aims to use the 2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics (FCS) to establish the foundation for a Vietnamese framework for cultural statistics.
Thus far, UIS and UNESCO Ha Noi have conducted a situation analysis of existing cultural data. The analysis has placed special importance on creating the opportunity for the collection of disaggregated data so that the database may produce analyses that are gender and culturally sensitive. The findings will next be presented to national counterparts during a training session in which they will learn to apply the 2009 FCS to the Vietnamese context.