United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
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UNRISD Occasional Paper series on culture and development 1
The joint UNRISD-UNESCO series of Occasional Papers on Culture and Development is a first step in facilitating and catalyzing an international debate on culture and development based on high-quality research. The present paper inaugurates the series by presenting a summary of discussions at the Royaumont Workshop (France, 4-7 January 1996). Readers will find a wealth of information on the issues brought by members of the advisory group, including what might be measured by cultural indicators, how cultural indicators might be constructed and data constraints overcome, the desirability of aggregating statistical data, and a preliminary list of indicators. Thus the present paper also provides valuable background for future papers in the series.