Commentaries

Sanoussi Bilal and Stefan Szepesi - European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht, The Netherlands. The authors are grateful to Kathleen Van Hove for her most helpful editorial support. I. Introduction   

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Andrew L. Stoler - Executive Director, Institute for International Business, Economics and Law, University of Adelaide. I. The problem in context   

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Norma Mansor, Noor Hasniah Kasim and Yong Sook Lu - Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. I. The problem in context  

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Tonia Kandiero - University of Pretoria. I. The problem in context    Malawi is a land-locked country occupying the southern part of the Rift Valley in east Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Mozambique to the south and east and Tanzania to the north. In 2001, the estimated population in Malawi was 11 million (World Bank 2003). This relatively small sub-Saharan African country is one of the poorest in the world, with GDP per capita of US$163 in 2001 and over half of the poor population living in the rural area.

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Banesaty Thephavong, Khouanchay Iemsouthi and Buavanh Vilavong - Banesaty Thephavong is Deputy Director General and Khouanchay Iemsouthi and Buavanh Vilavong are Economists, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce. I. Overview   

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Walter Odhiambo, Paul Kamau and Dorothy McCormick - Walter Odhiambo and Paul Kamau are Research Fellows at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. Dorothy McCormick is Associate Research Professor and Director of the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. I. The problem in context   

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Ben Sihanya - Lecturer in Intellectual Property, Constitutionalism and Communications Law, University of Nairobi Law School. The author holds a Ph.D. in intellectual property from Stanford University. I am grateful to Dr Patrick Low and an anonymous WTO reviewer for insights, and to Daisy Ajima, a graduating student at the University of Nairobi Law School, for the excellent research assistance she provided. I. The problem in context: patent issues in access to AIDS drugs in Kenya   

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Rina Oktaviani and Erwidodo - Rina Oktaviani is a Lecturer in the Department of Socio-economic Studies, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University; Erwidodo is a Senior Researcher at the Centre of Agro-socio-economic Research (CASER), Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia. I. Background   

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S. C. Srivastava - Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Formerly Professor, Chairman and Dean, Faculty of Law, Kurukshetra University (India), and University of Calabar (Nigeria). The author acknowledges with thanks the help received from the Tea Board of India for providing requisite information.

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Shishir Priyadarshi - Counsellor, Development Division, World Trade Organization. The views expressed in this case study do not reflect those of the WTO or its members and are purely an expression of the author’s assessment of decision-making processes in India in the context of the agriculture negotiations. The study is based on a number of interviews that he carried out in July-Aug. 2004.

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