- The Convention provides inspiration and legitimacy to inform cultural policies and legislation and adapt it to changing times.
- Implementation of the Convention is beginning to have an impact on collaborative governance and multistakeholder policy making, notably in some developing countries and in the domains of the creative economy and cultural education.
- Significant cultural policy innovations are being implemented by local and regional authorities, while their capacity to implement the Convention in domains such as education, trade and economic development is often limited.
- There is a correlation between the adoption and implementation of policies backed by direct financial investments across the cultural value chain and the ability of audiences to have greater access to locally-produced content, which is particularly visible in developing countries.
- The monitoring and evaluation of results remains rare. The paucity of data makes it difficult to assess the effectiveness of cultural policies in contributing to the diversity of cultural expressions.
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