About One World Analytics

One World Analytics was founded in 2013 as a research company that uses innovative approaches to the analysis of global social and environmental issues. We use a combination of text mining, statistics, geographic mapping and network analysis to make the invisible and the neglected visible.

We have a strong commitment to working with developing countries to address knowledge and capacity needs that will contribute to economic development and conservation of the environment. This commitment gets us out of the bed in the morning and is the animating principle behind what we do.

Most of the work we do is intended to inform policy decision-making. We mainly focus on research that informs:

  • The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
  • The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from Their Utilization (the Nagoya Protocol for short)
  • The Plant Treaty (the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture)
  • The United Nations General Assembly (in connection with the conservation of biodiversity and access to genetic resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction which is handled under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. If that sounds complicated it is because it is)
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization.
    • In 2015 we prepared the WIPO Patent Landscape Report on Animal Genetic Resources to inform the work of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
    • In 2016 Paul Oldham wrote the WIPO Manual on Open Source Patent Analytics
    • Paul Oldham serves as a WIPO expert for training in patent analytics
    • We regularly present research (in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability or UNU-IAS) at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (the IGC).