The report and its findings support the potential of Cabo Verde to capitalize on its rich cultural expressions (music, festivals, handicrafts, gastronomy, tourism and cultural events) to achieve real sustainable development.
The future of our country lies in our capacity to create, our capacity to innovate and that is why we are doing all we can to ensure that this happens.
The creative economy must be a tool for social inclusion and global integration.
José Maria Neves
Prime Minister of Cabo Verde
This report aims to stress the potential of culture and creativity as vectors of development in Cabo Verde and to strengthen the vision put forward by the Prime Minister José Maria Neves.
Cabo Verde has a natural competitive advantage to pursue a sustainable development model based on its strategic assets, its cultural and creative goods and services.
Cabo Verde has a tremendous cultural diversity and despite its small territorial size, it has a strategic location between Africa, Europe and the Americas. Finally, Cabo Verde has the determination and political will to advance with the creative economy agenda.
This report presents the potential of Cabo Verde to capitalize on its rich cultural expressions (music, festivals, handicrafts, gastronomy, tourism and cultural events) to achieve a real sustainable development through the small scale production of goods and services that favors fair income distribution systems, improves the quality of life of its population, and supports the desire of the youth to enter the contemporary job market while integrating cultural values and creativity.
This publication is the product of the collaboration between the Executive Secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the WTO and UNCTAD.
The EIF is a multi-donor programme, which supports least Developed Countries (LDCs) to be more active players in the global trading system by helping them tackle supply-side constraints to trade. In this way, the programme works towards a wider goal of promoting economic growth and sustainable development and helping to lift more people out of poverty.