The Cultural and Creative Economy in Africa: Challenges and Innovations (2013)

by Avril Joffe

CREATIVE ECONOMY REPORT 2013 UNESCO/UNDP

The cultural and creative economy in Africa reveals the role of culture in sustainabledevelopment specifically at the local level. The few examples, cases and illustrationsoffered below and showcasing the diversity of African settings are presented toinform national and international policy on sustainable development. The starting point of this discussion is the observation made in the Creative Economy Report,2010 that the cultural and creative industries are a vehicle for ‘more equitable,sustainable and inclusive growth strategies able to accelerate socio-economic growth,create jobs and raise living standards’.

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