This collection of ten reflection papers describes the importance of culture in several fields of development cooperation and reflects culture as a contribution to many different work areas within the SDC. The reflection papers are written by the author François Matarasso with input from the Community of Practice Culture Matters.
Reflection Papers on Culture and Development
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This SDC culture and development policy paper presents a framework for understanding the multiple links between culture and development and for including them as a factor in all of the SDC's development work. 2016SDC Culture and Development PolicyDownload (PDF, 3470 KB): [en] [fr] [es] [de] Flyer SDC Culture and Development Policy - an overviewDownload (PDF, 378 KB): [en] [fr] [it] [es] [de]
This report describes the development of the Swiss Cultural Programme (SCP) in Eastern Europe over nearly 15 years. The work touched on in the following pages would not have been possible without the support and trust of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Pro Helveta and the government and people of the Swiss Confederation. It has also depended on programme staff, freelance consultants and advisors in all the countries where SCP has worked.
Cultural Encounters Report on the Swiss Cultural Programme in South Eastern Europe 1999-2012
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Ce dossier spécial du magazine DDC "Un seul monde" explore les liens entre culture et développement. Les exemples vont de l'utilisation du théâtre pour la préventien et l'éducation à la prise en compte de la dimension culturelle dans les efforts de reconstruction après une catastrophe comme le Tsunami.
Un seul monde Mai 2007Download (PDF, 1869 KB): [fr][de]
A study by Charles Landry, COMEDIA, London / Commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation(SDC) and the Arts Council of Switzerland Pro Helvetia. This study reflects the views of its author and not necessarily those of SDC or Pro Helvetia. It shows the role of culture in Social and Economic Development: Lessons learnt from the Swiss Cultural Programme.
Culture at the Heart of TransformationAuthor: Charles Landry, 2006Download (PDF, 1198 KB): [en][fr][de]
Vivid examples of how arts and culture can foster development are presented over 40 pages. The ambition of this still very timely document was to motivate SDC staff to undertake support to cultural projects and to find synergies with other programmes.
Culture is not a luxuryCulture in Development and Cooperation, 2003Download (PDF, 1841 KB): [en][fr][es][de]
Online compendium "Culture and development" on the Art Investment Forum websiteA selection of the most relevant publications on culture and development over the past years, e.g:
UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions 2005This Convention, ratified by Switzerland in 2008, gives an international anchorage to SDC engagement for culture and development.
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