1. determine if a country has an IP policy in place;
2. if there is a policy in place, to review the policy; and
3. if there is no policy, to establish if there is any publicly available information on the preparation of such a policy.
here. This leads to a rant about one of this Leo's pet peeves -- why do all the work on an important document such as a national IP policy and then not make it available? Isn't that what WIPOLex is for? (tut tut, Leos get irritable when they can't find things). Any pointers to where the final policy may be found ( instantly restoring this Leo's good mood) are very welcome.
For more on Africa's colonial IP legacy and thoughts on how to overcome its deficiencies, see Prof Chidi Oguamanam's article entitled 'Charting a course for intellectual property rights' here
For a look at colonial copyright in Palestine, see chapter 1 of Michael D. Birnhack's book entitled Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine (2012, OUP) here
For a discussion on neo-colonial IP see Rahmatian, Andreas 'Neo-Colonial Aspects of Global Intellectual Property Protection' (June 23, 2010) The Journal of World Intellectual Property, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 40-74, 2010, available here