Promote culture in the development process

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
• Mainstream culture in all aspect of national development (SDG Targets 4.7, 17.14) • Review and implement cultural policy framework (SDG Target 8.9) • Revamp Centres for National Culture (SDG Targets 8.9, 16.6) • Support the establishment of national theatres and museums (SDG Target 8.9) • Restructure the National Commission on Culture (SDG Target 16.6) • Enhance capacity for development of culture industry (SDG Target 16.a) • Develop legal regime and processes for safeguarding the intellectual property and creative heritage of Ghana (SDG • Targets 12.b, 17.10) • Strengthen institutions and improve coordination framework of cultural and creative arts sectors for development of culture (SDG Target 16.a) • Establish mechanisms to eradicate negative cultural practices and project the Ghanaian cultural heritage (SDG Target 12.b) • Create awareness of the importance of culture for development and creative arts (SDG Target 12.8) • Enhance private sector participation (SDG Target 17.17) • Popularize local cuisine and revive lost specialties and staples
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
• Strong framework, regulations and institutions for promoting Ghanaian culture • Good appreciation of national culture • Good governance regime for emerging areas in the creative and cultural industries • Strong capacity of culture institutions • Practice of outmoded rites and customs inimical to development eliminated • Availability of reliable data on the cultural sector • Effective communication between MDAs and the creative industry • Adequate cultural infrastructure • Reduction of negative influence of foreign culture • Increased revenue generation from the publishing of Ghanaian Language materials and promotion of performing arts disciplines • Increased appreciation and improved literacy in Ghanaian languages and pride in Ghanaian culture
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
About USD $1,444,222.24 in 2019
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Artists Alliance Gallery
Private Sector
Ghana Culture Forum comprising 88+ artistic groups and associations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
• National Commission on Culture
Public Sector
• Creative Arts Council
Public Sector
• Bureau of Ghana Languages
Public Sector
• Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
Public Sector
• National Theatre of Ghana
Public Sector
• Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Public Sector
• National Symphony Orchestra
Public Sector
• W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture
Public Sector
• Ghana Dance Ensemble
Public Sector
• Abibigromma
Public Sector
• National Folklore Board
Public Sector
• Pan African Writers Association
Public Sector
• Ghana Film Authority
Public Sector
• Ghana Tourism Authority
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
• Strengthen frameworks, regulations and institutions for promoting Ghanaian culture • Rejuvenate public appreciation for national culture • Eliminate the gaps in the governance regime for emerging areas in the creative and cultural industries • Strengthen the capacity for cultural institutions • Eliminate outmoded rites and customs inimical to national development • Provide reliable data on the cultural sector • Ensure effective communication between the MDAs and Cultural and Creative industries • Eliminate negative influence of foreign culture