Friday, 3 April 2009

Outsourcing [IP management] to Africa?

The ‘Outsourcing to Africa: A Relative Ranking of 15 Country Locations’ survey, which was compiled by India’s Cybermedia, ranked Egypt, followed closely by Mauritius, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco, as the top destinations for outsourcing in Africa. The study also provides a general overview of the current activities and issues related to ICT (information and communication technology) outsourcing in the country. RSA came first for "IP laws and the contribution of services to GDP". (Engineering News) Although the article deals mainly with ICT outsourcing, Afro Leo has experienced the benefits of delivering and receiving certain outsourced legal IP services from Africa (RSA in particular). An opportunity for Africa and Africans, certainly.

The Commonwealth Business Council has published the report here.

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