The Technology Policy Brief Series is an ongoing publication from the Institute for New Technologies of the United Nations University (UNU-INTECH). The series addresses key policy issues surrounding science and technology in developing countries. Individual policy briefs focus on specific topics and provide a useful and updated overview of relevant issues and questions faced by policy-makers and other stakeholders in developing countries. Each policy brief is the result of collaborative efforts between experts working on the issues in both developing and developed countries.

The series consists of eight briefs on the following topics: the interrelationships between the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity; north-south partnerships in agricultural biotechnology; ICTs for innovation and the policy implications for developing countries; the role of transnational corporations in learning and innovation in developing countries and the implications of the Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) Agreement; energy and the environment; bio-pharmaceuticals and health; agricultural biotechnology; and technology policy issues at the World Trade Organization.


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