Creative economy a "money pot" for developing countries

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Haitian Rara band. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Music and the arts are a potential "money pot" for all countries, especially in the developing world.

That's according to World Bank consultant, Patrick Kabanda, who adds that a country's cultural wealth presents a huge development opportunity, and engine for "social progress".

The passionate music fan from Uganda is writing a book on the role of the performing arts in development.

He points out that in 2011 the UN estimated that the global creative economy generated more than US$600 billion.

Mr Kabanda spoke to Bruce Edwards.

Duration: 4'41"

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