In accordance with its 2014 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised the training course on 'Culture Statistics' at the National Agency of Statistics and Demographics (ANSD ) in Dakar, Republic of Senegal on 25-26 November 2014. The course was conducted by Mr. Kouadio Marcel Kouakou, Assistant Director of Statistics and Informatics Department at the Ministry of Culture and Francophone Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire with the participation of 15 experts of the ANSD.
As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009); culture statistics - a statistical activity category under the Demographic and Social Statistics domain - deal with cultural activities in society, like theatre, cinemas, museums, libraries, mass media, book production, sports, etc., including expenditure and financing of culture.
The training course on 'Culture Statistics' also included discussion sessions together with group activities and focus on the following topics:
Culture Statistics: Concept and Variables
Framework of Culture Statistics
Culture Statistics Indicators and Their Interpretation
Documents of a Cultural Statistical Study
Stages of a Cultural Statistical Study
Overview of the Culture Statistics Variables
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