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Indonesia to launch cultural capital index to boost development

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, September 7, 2019   /  09:54 am
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In a bid to boost cultural and artistic development in the country, the government is set to launch the cultural capital index next month to help formulate better cultural programs.(Shutterstock.com/ paparazzi23)

  In a bid to boost cultural and artistic development in the country, the government is set to launch the cultural capital index next month to help formulate better cultural programs, in addition to the hefty cultural endowment funding initiated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The index will be used to determine the goals of cultural activities and products as well as to measure the accomplishment of the upcoming National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) in regard to cultural development, director general for culture at the Education and Culture Ministry Hilmar Farid said. "We are adopting the cultural development indicators of UNESCO. We have been forming the cultural capital index for the past year; there are several dimensions that would be used as measurement," he said during a forum discussion on the cultural economy held by the C...