The Rise of the Digital Creative Economy: Caribbean Challenges and Opportunities

Barbados - 31 July 2019

Trade topics: Digital Trade, E-commerce

Published in Cultural Industries and Creative Economy in Latin America. Economic and Social Development in the Region, Universitaria Agustiniana, Bogota, Colombia.

The rise of the digital creative economy is one of the defining features of the contemporary global economy, given that creative content accounts for a significant share of e-commerce as well as content on mobile networks, the Internet and block-chains. It is also one of the fastest rising components of global trade. Providing a situational analysis of the digital creative economy in the Caribbean, the paper makes a case for the potential for trade opportunities. It outlines areas for intervention to facilitate the integration of the Caribbean digital creative economy into global value chains.