National Program of Cultural Industry / 2016-2020 /

Ministry of Culture
Culture and Arts Authority Implementing Agency of the Government of Mongolia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This national program is in line with the main purpose of the 2005 UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and aimed at promoting Mongolian cultural influences to the world by developing the cultural industry, putting the culture and Mongolians' intellectual creations into economic circulation based on innovation and copyrights. It will be implemented in the following areas, taking into account the many advantages of cultural diversity. These include:
1. cinematic art,
2. design, fine arts,
3. stage performing art,
4. cultural heritage, customs, and cultural tourism
The following principles were followed in implementing the program. These include:
- Respect for individual creativity, skills, talents, and intellectual property
- To be based on advanced technology and innovation, and be socially, culturally, and economically efficient
- To be based on the value-added and cluster-based structure

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

1. Within the framework of ensuring the implementation of the national program on the cultural industry, sub-programs are developed, approved, and implemented in 21 aimags and the capital city.
2. Based on the survey of citizens and legal entities engaged in cultural production, a registry database was created by combining information about individuals and business entities that conduct film production, circus, and other cultural activities on national and international levels.
3. Every year since 2017, the "Free Space" project has been implemented involving artists of fine arts and design.
4. The project to provide modern and innovative technology and equipment for the museums, and to present virtual exhibitions for visitors of the first 6 museums has been successfully launched.
5. Within the framework of introducing international standards for sustainable management of events in Mongolia, the research on annual cultural events was conducted and technical and financial support to organize some major events were provided. These for example include Asian Folk Art Festival, Thousand Steppe Horses, Silk Road-Kharkhorum, Borjigon Cultural Heritage Festival, etc.
6. As a result of organizing step-by-step training on the cultural industry, creative industry and its benefits at the national and local levels, cultural experts have gained a common understanding and the foundation for further economic benefits based on cultural industry and cultural tourism was laid.
7. Each locality is creating its own branded product that reflects the specifics of its area, climate, and culture.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Culture and Arts Authority Implementing Agency of the Government of Mongolia
Public Sector
Creative Industry Innovation Center
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Mongolian Arts Council
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Mongolian National Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

* Increase of opportunities and understanding of development through cultural industry, and organizations at the central and local levels have started to implement projects and programs and achieved certain results.
* Through the implementation of the program, there are new opportunities to put the national culture and traditions, intellectual creations of Mongolians into economic circulation based on copyright.
* The initiative to introduce the Mongolian brand to the world is being successfully implemented.
* Through 2016-2019 the budget for the program has not been approved independently.
* There are too few human resources to manage, coordinate, and implement the inter-sectoral cooperation outlined in the program.
* The program was approved to coordinate and implement sectoral and cross-sectoral activities, but with the dissolution of the Ministry of Industry in 2016 in the government structure, the cooperation of one independent institution to coordinate the implementation of the program has been abandoned and is being implemented independently.
* Lack of program manuals and materials.
* The fact that the budget for the implementation of the program at central and local levels is not reflected in the state and local budgets has a negative impact on the implementation of the program.
Address financial and human resource challenges in implementing the program.

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