For an interesting overview of Innovation policy issues for developing countries, this Leo recommends the OECD's Innovation Policy: A guide for Developing Countries, which is available to download in pdf, for free. It discusses the link between innovation and intellectual property and states (at p50):
"The key innovation priority for developing countries is to acquire and use
knowledge that already exists, which is less costly and less risky than creating
new knowledge. While some of this knowledge is protected by intellectual
property rights and therefore would have to be purchased, an enormous
amount is in the public domain. Therefore, policies that facilitate access to
global knowledge are critical."
An approach this Leo heartily endorses.
For a note on the Burkina Faso's official IP websites see Kingsley's post here.
To date this series has visited Algeria, Angola , Benin and Botswana and found that none of them have IP policies.