The WIPO Development Agenda ensures that development considerations form an integral part of WIPO's work. The effective implementation of the Development Agenda, including the mainstreaming of its recommendations into our substantive programs, is a key priority.
The adoption of the Development Agenda was an important milestone for WIPO. The Agenda was formally established by WIPO's member states in 2007, in a decision which included the adoption of 45 Development Agenda recommendations, grouped into six clusters, and the establishment of a Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP).
Implementation and outputs
The actions undertaken to implement the Development Agenda recommendations range from practical projects and activities, to the application of certain principles and objectives to our work.
A results-oriented, project methodology underpins the practical implementation of most Development Agenda recommendations. Find the status, documents and results for all completed and ongoing projects.
Studies published to date in connection with Development Agenda projects address diverse policy issues in subjects including IP and competition, IP and the public domain, technology transfer support infrastructure and others.
This study, developed under Recommendation 34, combines two previously unrelated research streams on the informal economy and on innovation.
Independent Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations
The 2010 General Assembly adopted the Coordination Mechanism and Monitoring, Assessing and Reporting Modalities, approved by the CDIP at its Fifth session. Under the aforesaid Mechanism, the CDIP was requested to undertake an independent review of the implementation of the DA Recommendations. The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the independent review were approved by the Committee at its Fourteenth session.
In order to keep Member States informed, a meeting was organized on September 22 for the Review Team to brief Delegations on the inception report.
In accordance with the ToR, requests for proposals were sought at the global level and a Review Team was selected, comprising the following experts: Mr. V.K Gupta, as a Team Leader, Mr. Pedro Roffe, as a IP and Development Expert, Mr. Gift Huggins Sibanda, as a IP and Technical Assistance Expert.
The Review Team has prepared an inception report , containing a description of the evaluation methodology and methodological approach; data collection and analysis methods; key stakeholders to be interviewed; performance assessment criteria and the work plan of the Review.
IP systems have built-in flexibilities to allow member states to implement IP laws and policies that are most suited to their national and regional circumstances and capacities. Find resources on the use and implementation of flexibilities across the different domains of IP, and details of work taking place at WIPO and in other intergovernmental organizations.
Information on meetings held and documents, studies and other material prepared in the context of three Development Agenda projects on technology transfer and open collaboration.