Cultural and Creative Industries in Pakistan

This report aimed to provide an initial assessment of the role that the Cultural and Creative Industries play within the economy and society of Pakistan: to quantify the contribution of these sectors, identify opportunities for the growth of these sectors, identify barrier to their development and identify potential areas for intervention. Cultural and creative industries are increasingly recognised by governments and civil societies as important contributors to economic growth and social development. However, whilst annual export growth rates from other developing countries and Pakistan’s neighbours have been increasing at over 13% and 10% each year, Pakistan’s export growth has stagnated at 5%. The research includes a thorough literature review, analysis of existing data sets, qualitative interviews and round table discussions.  Ultimately, the report presents a series of recommendations for those working in the sector and for the public- many of which focus on skills development and awareness.