Project ID 922IND4006

Since 2013, UNESCO with the Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles (MSME&T), Government of West Bengal, has been working to strengthen livelihood opportunities for the craft artisans and folk artists in rural West Bengal. The current project aims to continue the ongoing efforts among existing and new beneficiaries towards skills up-gradation and transmission, creation of wider public interest in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH), market linkages, digital education and promotion, and linkages with Government schemes for the socio-economic betterment of the practitioner communities.

  • On-going
  • Self-Benefiting

USD 5,252,824

Total Project Budget

USD 798,361

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.02.26
End Date 2023.09.25
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Self-Benefiting Culture Self-Benefiting 5,252,824 798,361

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT4 - Member States and communities capacities strengthened to identify, safeguard and promote living heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 50%