With Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), countries have pledged to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. Within this goal, Target 11.4 aims to “strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage”. 

To monitor this target, the UIS is producing a new internationally-comparable indicator that reflects the total amount per capita each country spends to protect their cultural and natural heritage. It includes public and private sources of expenditure, including investments made at the local, national and international levels, alone or in partnership with civil society organizations. Sources of private spending cover a wide range of institutions, including foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporate sponsors and private donations.  

To develop this indicator, the Institute worked with countries and partners to develop a new methodology for this indicator, resulting in its simplification and reclassification as Tier II. More specifically, Indicator 11.4.1 now measures: “Total per capita expenditure on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by source of funding (public, private), type of heritage (cultural, natural) and level of government (national, regional, and local/municipal).”

Key resources: Metadata and methodology for the indicator




L'Institut de statistique de l'UNESCO (ISU) a lancé le 22 août 2022 la troisième enquête annuelle sur les dépenses consacrées au patrimoine culturel et naturel pour l'indicateur 11.4.1 des ODD...
L’indicateur ODD 11.4.1 est le seul indicateur direct sur la culture appelant les pays à « renforcer les efforts de protection et de préservation du patrimoine culturel et naturel mondial ». Les...
En décembre 2019, le groupe inter agence et d’experts sur les indicateurs ODD (Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)) ont reclassifié l’indicateur 11.4.1 comme Tiers 2,...