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.
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 intellectual property (IP) and competition, IP and the public domain, technology transfer support infrastructure and others.
IP and Development
Under the CDIP agenda item “IP and Development”, Member States discuss IP and development-related issues. In 2018 the CDIP agreed to discuss one topic per session and to establish a Roster of Topics which includes proposals by Member States. The Roster is open for further contributions by Member States and is being periodically updated.
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.
Developed under Recommendation 5, the Intellectual Property Technical Assistance Database (IP-TAD) provides information on WIPO's technical assistance activities where one or more of the beneficiaries was a developing or least developed country, or country in transition.
WIPO Match is an online tool to match seekers of specific intellectual property (IP)-related development needs with potential providers offering resources. WIPO Match is the new name for the IP Development Matchmaking Database (IP DMD).
The 2010 WIPO General Assembly – when adopting the Coordination Mechanisms – requested the CDIP to undertake an "Independent Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations". The Terms of Reference (ToR) were approved by the CDIP at its fourteenth session. In accordance with these ToR, the Review Team has prepared a report containing 15 findings, 14 conclusions and 12 recommendations .