Protection of intellectual property rights is critical in developing countries to ensure access to new technologies and to promote private-sector growth. IDG assists countries to follow international standards regarding intellectual property rights. Such protection not only is often an obligation for countries as signatories to multilateral trade agreements but also is important for domestic producers of intellectual property. IDG can assist in drafting law and regulation consistent with international standards and obligations; advocacy to build local support for such protections; public education on such law and regulation once adopted; and training to commercial courts in enforcement. Additionally, IDG provides expertise in reviewing cases in intellectual property claims, and also strengthening existing legal frameworks surrounding intellectual property rights.