UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators. Romania’s Analytical Brief and Technical Report
The Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) show the stimulating and leading role of culture in sustainable development. Thanks to the innovative methodology, this instrument of advocacy and policy through facts and figures examines the multidimensional relationship between culture and development.
The analysis of seven key dimensions of culture and development, through the assessment of 22 key indicators, responds to the needs and circumstances of low and middle-income countries.
The richness of quantitative data generated through the implementation of CDIS promotes better informed cultural policies and the integration of culture in development strategies, thus contributing to the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The CDIS methodology is the result of a four years research process (2009 – 2013). By the end of 2018, it was tested and implemented in 14 countries around the world, demonstrating its potential of impact on policy. Given the success that the CDIS methodology achieved and the consequent demands which it produced at the national level, the implementation continued after the original test phase, by extending the CDIS global database through the inclusion of new countries.
Romania started the implementation of the CDIS in January 2018 and completed the process in December 2018. This is a brief summary of the results, of the details of the implementation and the impact the CDIS project had in Romania.