The Cultural Industry Support Program

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The Egyptian Ministry of Culture - The Ministry of Trade and Industry – The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities – The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development – The Ministry of Higher Education
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* By 2030, Egypt seeks to consider culture and cultural and creative industries an added value by increasing their contribution to the GDP and making them a basis for Egypt's soft power through a number policies, sub-objectives and indicators that were drafted in order to implement this policy. The most important of these points are:
* Establishing a new system for development in the field of handicrafts and traditional crafts and preserving them both as part of our cultural heritage and as an important economic resource and a field of employment.
* Increasing the cultural industry's contribution to the annual GDP
* Increasing the number of personnel trained and qualified to work in the culture industry annually
* Supporting cultural industries with a package of legislation that boosts their advancement, especially the film industry, the book industry, publication, the music industry, and singing
* Founding a union for crafts that unites those working this field
* Increasing the number of movie theatres to be proportional to the population with a ratio of one movie theatre for every 10,000 citizens
* Increasing the number of produced films by 50% annually

As for the Cultural Industry Support Program, it seeks to achieve sustainable development in the fields of filmmaking, music, books, and publishing, and to revive heritage crafts, which represent a key component of Egypt's cultural identity, as the cultural industry is considered a vital pillar that can be invested to contribute to the development of the Egyptian economy. In light of supporting cultural industries, the ministry exerted tangible efforts in the Book Industry Project as it printed and published 1278 book titles within the project's framework, in addition to reviving the Family Library, which is one of the most important sources of thought and information, and expanding the preparation of books translated into Arabic.
The Ministry of Culture also adopted the "Egypt Artisans Initiative" to train young people on handicrafts to protect and revive heritage in the areas with the highest unemployment rates. This initiative targets 26 governorates on two stages with 13 governorates in each stage and the project targets young people from 18 to 40 years old.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

According to the statistics of the Pharos Center, after consulting the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)

The implementation of this policy had a clear impact on Egypt's performance as Egypt's performance came to represent a launching platform towards increasing the contribution of cultural industries to the GDP. This can be seen through some statistics as Egypt ranked 43rd globally in the export of cultural and creative services index and 39th globally in the export of creative goods index of the Global Knowledge Guide in 2018. Egypt's performance also ranked 28th out of 126 countries in the Global Innovation Index of 2018 in the field of creative goods.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The financial resources allocated to the Cultural Industry Support Program for 2020 amount to 186061371.1 EGP, which is equivalent to 11,628,835.69375 USD.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The Egyptian Ministry of Culture - The Ministry of Trade and Industry – The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities – The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development – The Ministry of Higher Education
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Egypt Vision 2030 went into effect in 2018 and all the elements of its general policy, its objectives, and its aspired outcomes are evaluated every three months as of the fiscal year 2018-2019. A full report is set to be issued in 2020.

The first stage began in 2018 and is set to conclude in 2022, while the second stage is set to begin in 2026 and the third in 2030 (with each stage spanning 4 years).

The key recommendations were:
Developing the indicators necessary to assess the impact of the mission on society and the beneficiaries both quantitatively and qualitatively, and not just quantitatively.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)