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The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dr Berenika Drazewska, Kristin Hausler

On 21 October 2020, BIICL published a Working Paper on the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in the protection of intangible cultural heritage, in line with sustainable development. 

Beyond considering the main international legal and policy instruments relevant to the protection of ICH in the context of infrastructure construction projects, this Working Paper undertakes a comparative analysis of of the sustainability policies of seven leading MDBs and an examination of four relevant case studies, before concluding with a set of initial findings and recommendations. This research was funded by the Dorset Foundation.

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