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Enhancing Our Heritage Toolkit 2.0

The Enhancing Our Heritage Toolkit 2.0 offers a self-assessment methodology to evaluate management effectiveness in a World Heritage property or other heritage places. 

Produced by UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee - ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN, this newly revised toolkit for assessing the effectiveness of management systems of World Heritage properties contains 12 tools that can be used separately or collectively to understand in detail what is working well and what can be done better.

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To facilitate their use, the tools are accompanied by worksheets, in the form of either a template to help compile information in a systematic way or a questionnaire, which can be adapted to the specific needs of each heritage place.

The toolkit supports managers in identifying ways to improve conservation practices, management processes and resource allocation – particularly if used before reviewing or updating management plans. While there is a focus on World Heritage, it can be applied to all heritage places, whether natural, cultural or combinations of both.