Category: ATDF Journal

ATDF Journal: Intellectual Property

  Intellectual property rights (IPR) have become a subject of great  public interest over the last decade or so. Some see IPR as necessary for promoting innovation, technology transfer, trade and investment, among others, in developing countries while others see such rules as a way of denying them access to technology and overpricing technology products such as medicines and improved seeds, among others. Read More …

Atdf Journal: Focus on Entrepreneurship

  Atdf Journal: Focus on Entrepreneurship discusses the development of Africa’s private sector which so far consists of mostly informal micro enterprises, operating alongside large firms. Most companies are small because the private sector is new and because of legal and financial obstacles to capital accumulation. The development of the private sector varies greatly throughout Africa. SMEs are Read More …

ATDF Journal: The Right to Health

  5 October 2005 This issue of ATDF Journal on Health looks at the role governments, the pharmaceutical industry and multilateral organizations play in healthcare provision, and presents the current health status, initiatives and challenges in Africa and offers some alternative policy options.       Inside this issue The Right to Health: A Duty Read More …

ATDF Journal: Lighting Up Africa

ATDF Journal: Lighting Up Africa ATDF Journal: Lighting Up Africa Volume_2_Issue_2 suggests alternative options of improving access to commercial energy and ensuring Africa’s energy security. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Lighting up Africa: Energy for development. Victor Konde The nuclear power options for Africa. Y.A. Sokolov and A. McDonald Development of a microprocessor–based charge controller for home solar Read More …