UNESCO Culture for development indicators for Georgia (Analytical and Technical Report)

Culture for Development Indicators for Georgia is an initiative by European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme, funded by the European Union. The initiative is based upon UNESCO's Culture for Development Indicators methodology, which has been successfully implemented in many countries across the world.

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators Suite (CDIS) consists of seven dimensions. Each of the dimensions is listed below together with a ‘headline’ observation based on the text of the report. Inevitably each statement is a broad generalisation and readers should refer to the source documents used for the indicators. 

  • Economy. Findings suggest that share of culture in total output is 2.8%, which could be used as alternative figure for GDP too, involving 5% of the workforce in Georgia, but these figures are under-estimates, which require more detailed study.

  • Education. The education system in Georgia performs well with a good arts component, but some elements of higher education could benefit from further development.

  • Governance. The country’s culture system works within a solid legal and institutional framework, but the local provision of local venues might be strengthened.

  • Social Participation. Participation in cultural activities was rather low. Georgians were quite tolerant of other cultures, but believe strongly in maintaining traditional practices.

  • Gender. Georgian law supports equality between the sexes. In practice, women’s education lasts longer than that of men, but they are under-represented in the workforce and people tend to believe that men have more right to a job.

  • Communication. Just under half of all Georgians believe they live in a fully open society. Although it is possible to access the Internet throughout the country almost half of people questioned did not use it, limiting the growth of the ‘information society’. A wide range of fiction – domestic, international, and co-productions are disseminated on TV.

  • Heritage. Georgia has a strong interest in heritage conservation. Preservation polices are in place from World Heritage through to local measures.

CDIS Georgia Analytical and Technical Report (EN)

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