Efforts to establish new measurement tools
Working with UNESCO’s Culture Sector, the UIS led an international Expert Group to develop a blueprint to measure the diversity of cultural expressions. Part of this work entailed exploratory studies to better understand the global dynamics shaping cultural diversity.
Experts determined that the Stirling Model, developed to measure technological diversity, might be applicable to the cultural field. To test this theory, the UIS produced a study using the Stirling model to analyse UIS cinema data and international statistics on television programming.
As part of its efforts to create benchmarks, the UIS has incorporated the measurement of the diversity of expressions into its analysis of the biannual Feature Film Survey.