QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), led the Creative Industries Satellite Account (CISA) Workshop for PSA statisticians, focusing on dynamic mapping and the creative economy, from April 23-26, 2024.

The CISA project is central to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) efforts to enhance the creative economy by collecting data that informs policy development and strategic planning. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the creative sector’s economic impact, in line with Republic Act 11904, also known as the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act.

The workshop covered several key areas, including an introduction to creative industries as an economic sector, the principles of dynamic mapping, conducting a macro-level Economic Impact Assessment across all domains, stakeholder management in creative industries research projects, and success stories from other countries.

Director Lilian Salonga of the DTI-Bureau of Industry Planning and Innovation highlighted the integral partnership between DTI and PSA in the pursuit of advancing the Philippine creative industries through the CISA project.

“We know that our stakeholders—including creative industry players, government offices, and policymakers—are eagerly awaiting the outcomes of this CISA project. We’re committed to making sure their trust in us is well-placed. By pooling our talents and sharing our expertise, we’re setting the stage to boost economic growth and establish ourselves as Asia’s top creative hub by 2030,” Dir. Salonga said.

The workshop witnessed the participation from Deputy National Statistician Divina Gracia Del Prado and representatives from several PSA offices, including the Sectoral Statistics Office, Censuses and Technical Coordination Office, and the Office of the National Statistician’s Statistical Methodology Unit.

The four-day workshop was facilitated by Nordicity, a firm specializes in helping governments make better policy decisions and assisting clients in making informed, evidence-based decisions.

In 2023, the creative economy accounted for 7.1 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, with a value of PHP 1.72 trillion. With nine domains and 73 sectors, the Philippine creative industries are poised to contribute even more to the nation’s economic growth, as DTI and PSA continue their collaboration through the CISA project. ♦

Date of release: 03 May 2024