We are collaborating with the Design Center of the Philippines for a pioneering project to map the design economy in the Philippines. We have commissioned a study to analyse the economic contribution and value chain of the design industry by mapping the design ecosystem of nine cities: Manila, Makati, Quezon City, Taguig, Baguio, Pampanga, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
In the UK, research studies have helped spur the growth of the creative industries sector that now contributes £111 billion to the UK economy.
- The recommendations from this undertaking will guide the formulation of a data-driven and evidence-based National Design Policy. This is to support the Philippines’ development agenda following the impact of Covid-19 on local artists and creative enterprises.
- The mapping will have a huge influence on the design community. It aims to understand the value chain of the sector and contribution to the recognition of the role of design towards a growing creative economy.
The following research experts from the UK and the Philippines were tapped to deliver the mapping project: