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Creative Economy Report 2010 (Creative Economy: A Feasible Development Option)

Date : 2010-12-29 12:36:36

DescriptionA new development paradigm is emerging that links the economy and culture, embracing economic, cultural, technological and social aspects of development at both the macro and micro levels. Central to the new paradigm is the fact that creativity, knowledge and access to information are increasingly recognized as powerful engines driving economic growth and promoting development in a globalizing world. The emerging creative economy has become a leading component of economic growth, employment, trade and innovation, and social cohesion in most advanced economies. Unfortunately, however, the large majority of developing countries are not yet able to harness their creative capacity for development. This is a reflection of weaknesses both in domestic policy and in the business environment, and global systemic biases. Nevertheless, the creative economy offers to developing countries a feasible option and new opportunities to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy. This report presents an updated perspective of the United Nations as a whole on this exciting new topic. It provides empirical evidence that the creative industries are among the most dynamic emerging sectors in world trade. It also shows that the interface among creativity, culture, economics and technology, as expressed in the ability to create and circulate intellectual capital, has the potential to generate income, jobs and export earnings while at the same time contributing to social inclusion, cultural diversity and human development. This report addresses the challenge of assessing the creative economy with a view to informed policy-making by outlining the conceptual, institutional and policy frameworks in which this economy can flourish. Table of contents Foreword Acknowledgements Scope of this report Ten key messages Abbreviations and acronyms Chapter 1 Concept and context of the creative economy 1.1. Evolving concepts and definitions 1.2. Major drivers of the creative economy worldwide 1.3. The multiple dimensions of the creative economy 1.4. The cross-cutting nature of creative industries 1.5. The creative economy in the developed world Chapter 2 The development dimension 2.1. Policy implications: The Millennium Development Goals 2.2. The creative economy: Linkages and development implications 2.3. Traditional knowledge, culture and the creative economy 2.4. The creative economy in the developing world and transition economies 2.5. Creative economy and the green economy Chapter 3 Analysing the creative economy 3.1. The need for systematic analysis 3.2. Organization of the creative economy 3.3. Economic analysis of the creative industries 3.4. Structure of the creative industries 3.5. Distribution and competition issues 3.6. An application of production-chain analysis: The music industry in sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 4 Towards an evidence-based assessment of the creative economy 4.1. Why we need a new information base and why it doesn’t already exist 4.2. Towards a reliable benchmark for the creative economy 4.3. The challenge of building an operational model of the creative economy 4.4. Measures: Their limitations and potential 4.5. Implementation of a Culture Satellite Account 4.6. Data sources and assessment tools: Why the current data are inadequate 4.7. The case for a trade model for the creative industries using a product classification methodology 4.8. Comparative analysis of statistical methodologies for international trade of creative and cultural goods 4.9. Methodological basis for a unified measure of international trade of creative goods 4.10. Main considerations Chapter 5 International trade in creative goods and services: Global trends and features 5.1. Setting the scene 5.2. Creative industries: A new dynamic sector in world trade 5.3. Global trends in world trade of creative goods and services 5.4. Regional economic groups in world markets 5.5. Prospects for North-South and South-South trade in creative goods and services 5.6. Global trends in international trade of creative industries, by sectors Chapter 6 The role of intellectual property in the creative economy 6.1. Introduction 6.2. What are intellectual property rights? 6.3. Intellectual property and the creative industries 6.4. Copyright and the creative economy 6.5. The economics of copyright 6.6. Contribution of the creative industries to the economy 6.7. Copyright, the creative industries and traditional cultural expressions 6.8. Copyrights and new technologies 6.9. Possible policy options Chapter 7 Technology, connectivity and the creative economy 7.1. Introduction 7.2. Connectivity and its wider impact 7.3. Measurement issues and creative content 7.4. ICTs and their impact on the creative economy 7.5. Digitization 7.6. Convergence and new business models 7.7. Impact across the production chain 7.8. Looking to the future Chapter 8 Policy strategies for the creative industries 8.1. Introduction 8.2. The role of public policies 8.3. The policy process 8.4. Policy directions 8.5. A creative nexus for enhancing the creative economy 8.6. Targeted measures for strengthening the creative economy 8.7. Tailoring policy action at the national level Chapter 9 The international dimension of creative-industries policy 9.1. The international policy framework 9.2. UNCTAD: Creative industries on the economic and development agenda 9.3. WTO multilateral negotiations and implications for creative industries 9.4. UNESCO cultural-diversity perspective 9.5. WIPO Development Agenda 9.6. UNDP: Engaging developing countries in the creative economy for development 9.7. ITC: Creating business opportunities for creative industries 9.8. UNEP: Promoting biodiversity benefits for the creative industries Chapter 10 Lessons learned and policy options 10.1. Lessons learned 10.2. Major findings 10.3. Policy options 10.4. Strategies for low-carbon foreign investment: policy options 10.5. Summing up: a global partnership to further lowcarbon investment for sustainable development References Statistical Annex

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