Journal article

Culture and development in Burkina Faso: Social and economic impacts explored

C De Beukelaer

Cultural Trends | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2013

Abstract

Like many countries around the world, Burkina Faso is trying to valorise its cultural sector and traditions for social and economic development. Policies, studies, and initiatives are devised to facilitate the materialisation of this intent. This policy analysis explores in particular a recent study conducted for the Burkinabè Ministry of Culture. Throughout the analysis there is a focus on striking issues with (1) the practical links between social and economic development, (2) definition and demarcation of culture and cultural industries, and (3) the recommendations put forward in the Report. In conclusion, it is argued that this study is timely and of some merit (particularly in showing t..

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