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OCPA publishes the French version of Guidelines for the Design and Evaluation of National Cultural Policies in Africa

The July 26, 2009 edition of OCPA News announces that the French version of Guidelines for the Design and Evaluation of National Cultural Policies in Africa has been published.

“One of the main aims of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) is to act as a resource hub, providing research-based information, methodological support, and consultation services for formulating and analyzing public policy in Africa,” reads the newsletter.

“In order to meet this objective, OCPA also adapts and develops methodological instruments for policy formulation and evaluation in response to the needs of cultural policy-making bodies.
Designed to meet this demand, this document pools information and experience from Africa and other regions to set out a framework for planning such an exercise. It includes

  • Terms of reference for developing national cultural policies (basic principles, methodology, work plans, schedules, etc.)
  • A structure for writing up the document
  • A selection of reference documents on cultural policy in Africa
  • Lists of useful information sources

The document does not present a single model, but rather a set of structured tools and information intended to help all interested parties develop their own approach.”

The 23 page guide is published by OCPA. An English version of the guide was published in 2008.

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