World Intellectual Property Organization

Eligibility

Local, not-for-profit academic and research institutions and national intellectual property offices in two groups of countries may register for access to resources made available through ARDI. The groups of countries are generally based on three factors: gross national income (GNI) per capita, Human Development Index (HDI) figures, and United Nations Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

For institutions based in Group A countries, access through ARDI is free. For institutions based in Group B countries, access through ARDI is available for 1,500 US dollars per institution per calendar year (from January through December). Institutions based in Group B countries may benefit from a six-month free trial period.

 

Eligible countries

Group A (free access) 1

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Group B (low cost access)

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina4
  • Armenia
  • Belize
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Libya4
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia (Federated States of) 2
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Peru3
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Saint Helena4
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  1. Content offered by publishers to different types of institutions and countries
  2. Moving to Group A in 2016
  3. Graduating from Core Offer in 2016
  4. Newly Eligible for Core Offer in 2016

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