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Effective policy-making is essential for the development of a sustainable and competitive creative economy. The structure around which the creative economy develops is shaped by a series of government interventions, from IP regulations to tax regimes and education policies. Through this strand of work, and in recognition that the creative economy is both a global and local phenomenon, the British Council seeks to promote the discussion and sharing of appropriate initiatives and perspectives, building dialogue at local, regional and international levels to develop more sustainable and relevant policy making.

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In Focus: Porto Digital

In Focus: Porto Digital

An overview of Brazil's most successful and innovative digital and cultural cluster - and one of our main partners in the Recife: The Playable City programme.

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An Invaluable Crossing in China

An Invaluable Crossing in China

Jane Finnis, Chief Executive of Culture24, blogs about her recent trip to China for ‘Crossing the River’, a delegation tour demonstrating how UK cultural organisations are using digital technologies in cultural programmes and projects.

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‘Starting the Engines’ in Malta’s Creative Economy

‘Starting the Engines’ in Malta’s Creative Economy

We recently caught up with former CLI participant, Toni Attard, who updated us on the progress of Malta’s first national strategy for the creative economy.

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Garments without Guilt

Garments without Guilt

Former LDA Head of Fashion Programmes Judith Rosser-Davies attends Sri Lanka's 2011 Design Festival and uncovers a sector on the verge of reinvention and expansion.

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Newcastle to Beirut: Lessons from the Edge

Newcastle to Beirut: Lessons from the Edge

Tom Harvey, Chief Executive of Northern Film & Media (Newcastle), explores the similarities between the creative economies of the North East of England and Beirut.

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Buenos Aires: Policy Support for a Creative City

Buenos Aires: Policy Support for a Creative City

Cecilia Rojo tells us about the 10th anniversary of The Metropolitan Design Centre in Buenos Aires and other initiatives from the city's Creative Industries General Direction.

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Featured people

Judith Rosser-Davies

Judith Rosser-Davies

Fashion/Policy, United Kingdom

Judith has over ten years experience in public sector economic development specialising in London’s designer fashion sector.

Gillian Easson

Gillian Easson

Digital technologies/Education/Entrepreneurship/Innovation, United Kingdom

Gillian is a freelance Scottish creative consultant who enables organisations to engage with audiences, harness digital tools, and develop collaborative, practical solutions.

Neil Peterson

Neil Peterson

Policy, United Kingdom

Neil Peterson is Director and Founder of Inside Track, an innovative new consultancy group which focusses on helping clients – normally major European Cities – to deliver positive social and economic changes.

Donald Hyslop

Donald Hyslop

Policy, United Kingdom

Donald Hyslop is Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships at Tate Modern, London.

Steven Miles

Steven Miles

Clusters/Policy, United Kingdom

Steven Miles is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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