UNESCO's Culture for Development Indicator Suite for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Consultants and experts are meeting on 5-7 October 2011 at UNESCO HQ in Paris, to examine the results from test phase I, to refine the methodology and approach of the Suite and to address its future uses and potential. The first test phase has been carried out in six countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Uruguay and Viet Nam. On 10 May 2011, Bosnia and Herzegovina held its first national workshop. On 5 July 2011, UNESCO's Culture for Development Indicator Suite for Bosnia and Herzegovina was officially presented as the sole document which recognizes importance and contribution of culture in development of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The UNESCO Culture for Development Indicator Suite is a pioneering research and advocacy initiative that aims to establish a set of indicators highlighting how culture contributes to development at national level fostering economic growth, and helping individuals and communities to expand their life choices and adapt to change. This project contributes to the implementation of Article 13 (<a jquery1317884189890="108" target="_blank" href="http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001429/142919e.pdf#page=9">Integration of Culture in Sustainable Development</a>) of the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Financed by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the project runs from 2009 to 2012 and combines research, implementation test phases in up to 20 countries from all regions and expert meetings in order to ensure the pertinence and credibility of the Suite.