Technology Development and Technology Systems in Africa
3615_Failing2Compete/Prelims 16/9/02 11:57 am Page 11 Acronyms GENERAL ARIPO ARSO CIDA CNC COMESA DANIDA DFID EDB EMPRETEC Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization, Harare Africa Regional Organization for Standardization Canadian Agency for International Development Computer numerically controlled (machine tools) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Danish International Development Agency Department for International Development, UK Economic Development Board (Singapore) Capacity Building Programme to Foster and Growth and Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises in Developing Countries (UNCTAD) Export Processing Zone European Union Food and Agriculture Organization Foreign direct investment Gross domestic product Hong Kong Productivity Council International Development Research Council, Canada International Fund for Agricultural Development International Finance Corporation Investment promotion agency Intellectual property rights International Standards Organization Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme Multi-Fibre Agreement Multinational corporation Metrology, standards, testing and quality Manufacturing value added Non-governmental organization Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Research and development Science and technology xi EPZ EU FAO FDI GDP HKPC IDRC IFAD IFC IPA IPRs ISO JITAP MFA MNC MSTQ MVA NGO OECD R&D S&T 3615_Failing2Compete/Prelims 16/9/02 11:57 am Page 12 xii Failing to compete SADC SITC SME SSA TNC TRIPS UDEAC UNCTAD UNDCP UNDP UNEP UNESCO UNIDO USAID WHO WIPO WTO South African Development Community Standard International Trade Classification (UN) Small and medium enterprise Sub-Saharan Africa Transnational corporation Trade related intellectual property rights Central African Customs and Economic Union United Nations Conference on Trade and Development United Nations Drugs Control Programme United Nations Development Programme United Nations Environmental...
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