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Development Cooperation

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, we are committed to working with developing and least developed countries to enable them to reap benefits from the IP system and to enhance their participation in the global innovation economy.

IP for Impact: discover how WIPO is supporting entrepreneurs, inventors and creators around the world

Development Agenda

The Development Agenda ensures that development is taken into account at every step of our work. We do this through practical projects and activities, as well as by applying Organization-wide principles and objectives.

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Technical assistance

We offer technical assistance development support both to governments and users of the IP system. Our support includes drafting national IP strategies, providing policy and legislative advice, and implementing business solutions for IP offices.


Human capacity building

We offer training to build skills in the administration and use of IP rights through WIPO Academy courses and other workshops.

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships allow the enterprise sector and civil society to share their expertise to tackle borderless global challenges.

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The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) provides a service to the global health community, particularly those involved in procurement of medicines, by facilitating easy access to medicine patent information.

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Accessible Books Consortium

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) works within the IP system to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats and to make them available to the people who need them.

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By connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions WIPO GREEN serves as an interactive marketplace that promotes the spread of green technologies to combat climate change.


WIPO Alert

A secure, online platform to which authorized bodies in WIPO member states can upload details of websites or apps which have been determined to infringe copyright according to national rules.

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Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) helps to improve the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

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Through Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI), eligible institutions in developing countries can access sophisticated patent data tools and services.

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WIPO Match

WIPO Match is an online tool which matches seekers of specific IP-related development needs with potential providers offering resources.


WIPO for Creators

WIPO for Creators is an open public–private partnership launched by WIPO and the Music Rights Awareness Foundation.