The Strategic Development Plan of Latvia from 2010 until 2013
The main objective of the Strategic Development Plan of Latvia from 2010 until 2013 (SDP) is to raise the competitiveness of Latvia, and it has three priorities: economic growth, social security and reforms in the public sector. As regards creative industries, the SDP states the task to develop creative industries and to increase export of cultural services, i.e. to improve cultural services, expand the audience and increase the income of cultural institutions, as well as to increase the income dynamics of cultural services. The SDP was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2010.
The National Development Plan of Latvia from 2007 until 2013 is being implemented in accordance with the Strategic Development Plan of Latvia from 2010 until 2013. The SDP proposes the strategic goal, priorities and action directions for the present socioeconomic situation which are linked with quantitative indicators and expected results. The SDP is being updated once a year but the tasks and results of the SDP are being updated once in a quarter when the Ministries report and update their action policies according to the strategy of the SDP.
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
The SDP is implemented within the framework of available budget resources. In the culture sector until 2013, it is foreseen to achieve the following result: creative industries export, including cultural services export, is 2% (from total export %). In 2008 it was 0,73%, in 2009 1,09%.