The Impact of Improved Access and Connectivity On Intellectual Property Output: Baseline Report
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The intellectual property output of African universities and research institutions and their contribution to national human development is not commensurate with their human resource. The institutions also have very limited visibility at the global level, leading to loss of competitiveness of the institutions, and consequently the competitiveness of their home countries. While this is the result of many factors, we posit that the current isolation of Africa-based researchers from the global information infrastructure (GII) is a major contributing factor, and that the reduction of such isolation will lead to increased intellectual property output.