CSS-Ebla carried a research on the Joint Programmes about Culture and Development promoted by the United Nations, funded by the Millenium Development Goals Achievement Fund and implemented in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Latin America and South East Europe between 2008 and 2011. Aiming at increasing socio-economic opportunities and improving cross-cultural understanding, the Joint Programmes focus on intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and expression, cultural heritage and cultural industries. The research was conducted with a new method of network analysis that considers the solidity and the intensity of the projects completed in each field on projects implemented in 18 different countries:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Senegal, Turkey, Uruguay.

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