Our cooperation activities take many forms, including:
Assisting individual countries and regions to use IP for economic development
Coordinating with IP offices to develop technical infrastructure to share work, data and knowledge
Cooperating with member states to build respect for IP
Building multi-stakeholder partnership platforms to address global challenges.
Cooperation for development
As a United Nations agency, WIPO is 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.
The 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.
Funds-In-Trust (FIT) are funds voluntarily provided to WIPO by donor countries. Such funds are used for technical assistance and capacity-building projects in developing and least developed countries (LDCs), as well as in countries in transition.
The WIPO Country Profiles provide quick access to the information for each country contained in multiple WIPO databases, including cooperation activities, Treaty membership, IP statistics, case studies and more.