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AU Trade Report 2018 final with summary

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AU Trade Report 2018 final with summary In 2016, SACO developed the Framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Publically Funded Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Framework was developed specifically to evaluate the impact of cultural festivals and events which had received funding from the Mzansi’s Golden Economy (MGE) programme. This report seeks to align the SACO Framework with the Government-wide Monitoring and Evaluation (GWM&E) System, as well as the M&E strategies of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC). In addition, the report briefly describes the SACO Framework and, based on its application to a wide variety of cultural events and festivals, demonstrates how it measures cultural values and produces indicators that can feed into evaluations of the impact of the MGE programme. The SACO Framework operates at a different level from the GWM&E System, as it is specifically focused on improving the impact assessments of cultural festivals and events which had received MGE funding. These events and festivals have t
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