The Tech Access Partnership: Addressing the Current Pandemic and Harnessing the IP Opportunity for Developing Countries


On May 12, 2020, the United Nations (UN) Technology Bank, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Tech Access Partnership (TAP) as part of a coordinated approach to strengthen developing countries’ responses to COVID-19 and increase access to lifesaving health technologies.