Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS)
To know that culture impacts sustainable development is one thing.
To know how it does it is the role of the CDIS.
UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) is an advocacy and policy tool that assesses the multidimensional role of culture in development processes through facts and figures. Read more - Download Brochure
The UNESCO CDIS Toolbox provides step-by-step guidance for the construction and analysis of 22 indicators highlighting the multidimensional contribution of culture to development processes.
The Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) assesses 7 key policy dimensions, offering a global overview of the cross-cutting interrelations between culture and development.
Measures the contribution of culture to economic development.
Analyses the priority given to culture within the educational system, notably as an enabler for inclusion and diversity.
Examines the system of national cultural governance.
4. Social Participation
Illustrates the impact of culture practices, values and attitudes on social progress.
5. Gender Equality
Examines culture's role in the reality and the perceptions of gender equality.
Analyses the conditions in place for diffusing and accessing diverse cultural content.
Assesses public frameworks to protect and promote heritage sustainability.
Culture for Development DNAs are unique visual tools that summarize national results of the 22 indicators, and facilitate a comparable understanding at the global level.
The CDIS generates original facts and figures demonstrating the multidimensional contribution of culture to development with proven policy impact at the national level.
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The CDIS methodology has been established through a participatory 4-year applied research process involving international experts, national public administrations, national statistics and research institutes, and civil society organizations.