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Reshaping cultural policies, UNESCO

Our research for UNESCO's major report on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

We were commissioned by UNESCO to support the creation of the 2018 Global Report Re | Shaping Cultural Policies, monitoring the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. The research explores to what extent creativity is contributing to development in 146 countries of the world across ten different themes, varying from technology to artists’ mobility, from gender equality to civil society engagement.

We provided primary and secondary quantitative research, as well as supporting the authors’ research process.

The final report (available here) offers valuable evidence to inform international cultural policy making, offering tangible recommendations across four goals:

  • Supporting sustainable systems of governance for culture;
  • Achieving a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists;
  • Integrating culture in sustainable development frameworks;
  • Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms.