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22 Mar 2018

British Council launches DICE programme to support emerging creative economies


Indonesia and Pakistan are among the five countries around the world selected for the British Council's Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme, launched this month.

UK and foreign organisations will work together through DICE to develop and deliver innovative actions that support the growth of social and creative enterprises in the UK and five emerging economies. These interventions will aim to empower women and girls, foster youth employment or support people with disabilities or other marginalised groups. 

On 14 March the British Council launched Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE), an ambitious programme that will support the development of creative and social enterprises in the UK and five key emerging economies: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and South Africa.

Aiming to foster inclusive growth and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals , DICE will take an innovative, cross-sectoral approach which draws on UK expertise in the creative and social economies.

DICE will operate at policy, institutional and individual levels. It will be co-designed and co-delivered by UK enterprises and sector support organisations such as impact hubs, accelerators and universities working in partnership with counterparts in these countries.

Through DICE, the British Council will engage with policymakers and key influencers to help participating countries identify systemic barriers and promote legislation, strategies and funding that enable social and creative enterprises to flourish.

In addition, DICE will provide funding to UK intermediaries and social/creative enterprises, enabling them to collaborate with like-minded organisations in the five partner countries. Investment will focus on the development of creative and social enterprise and initiatives that are designed specifically to empower women and girls, foster youth employment and support people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.

See website for information about the DICE Fund

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